Popular comic, dramatic performer and writer, Meera Syal, is set to headline at the 2017 NBF Bed Show Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony.

Taking place on the evening of 19 September at the Telford International Centre, during the Bed Show, Meera Syal (CBE) will host the eighth Gala Dinner, welcome and entertain the 400 plus guests and present this year’s Bed Industry Awards.

Starring in hit programmes such as The Kumars at No 42, Meera made her name on the sketch show Goodness Gracious Me, and is an acclaimed author.

As well as appearing in feature films from Sammi and Rosie Get Laid to Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Meera wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed Bhaji on the Beach and also adapted her novels Anita & Me (into a feature film) and Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee (into a TV series).

Meera’s lengthy list of TV credits include Doctor Who, Holby City, Absolutely Fabulous and Drop the Dead Donkey. She has hosted The Travel Show, appeared on Have I Got News For You and traced her Punjabi roots in Who Do You Think You Are? She also collaborated with Andrew Lloyd Webber in the West End production of Bombay Dreams.

Tickets for the Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony, which includes fundraising for the industry charity, The Furniture Makers’ Company, are now available on the Gala Dinner page.