Lizzie Jones MBE

Lizzie Jones MBE - Head Judge

Former 'Inspirational Woman Of The Year' for ITV's Lorraine Kelly show, Lizzie Jones MBE has performed throughout the UK both on stage and on screen, most notably when she sang the traditional hymn ‘Abide With Me’ live at Wembley arena ahead of the 2015 Super League Grand Final, which subsequently reached no. 34 in the UK charts.

Lizzie also performed on BBC Sports Personality of the year 2015 as the solo guest singer and closing act singing ‘Danny Boy’ which spent a week at the no. 1 spot in the classical charts. She recently performed at all three World Club Series for the Rugby World Club Challenge on Sky Sports, then the Ladbrokes Rugby League 4 Nations tournament on BBC.

Alongside her musical performances, Lizzie continues to make lots of TV appearances and to work tirelessly on her Charity. Her efforts have seen her featured on Good Morning Britain, Songs of Praise, Lorraine Kelly, BBC Great Northern Run, This Morning London, Radio Leeds, The Pulse and Heart Radio as well as numerous national press publications.

"I’m so thankful for my music. Even through the darkest of times - it feels good to sing. It releases the feel good, happy bits in your brain. Music has really helped keep me going through the lockdown, and I know it’s helped loads of other people across the county too. I’m so proud to be part of this competition which combines two of my biggest passions, music and Yorkshire. I know how much talent we have in the county and I can’t wait to hear what people come up with".