We are delighted to confirm our host for the 2024 STEP Private Client Awards is Susie Dent!

Susie Dent

Susie Dent is a writer and broadcaster on language. For over thirty years she has  been the resident word expert on C4's Countdown, and regularly appears on the  sister show 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown. She has contributed to discussions  on Radio 4's Woman's Hour, Word of Mouth, Saturday Live, More or Less, Today,  and on Radio 5 Live's Breakfast and Drive programmes, and has made guest  appearances on TV programmes including BBC Breakfast, Newsnight, This  Morning, Test the Nation, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Not Going Out, and The One Show. Susie hosts the podcast Something Rhymes with Purple alongside Gyles Brandreth and discusses everything from the evolution of language to culture and communication. 

 In her weekly columns in Radio Times, The Week Junior, the I newspaper, and Why   Now, Susie answers notes and queries about words and phrases. She has written   for the Independent on Sunday, the Telegraph, and the Times, and is the author of several books, including An Emotional Dictionary: Real Words for How You Feel, from Angst to Zwodder. 

A spokesperson for Oxford University Press, Susie has been a judge on the Costa Book Awards and on the Academy Excellence Awards and regularly delivers key-note speeches on language and communication.