The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) has announced that David Mitchell will be hosting the AEO Excellence Awards on 17 June 2016.

Chris Skeith, chief executive of the AEO said: “I’m sure BAFTA winning comedian, TV host and panel show favourite, David Mitchell will be the perfect host at the AEO Excellence Awards.

“We’re looking forward to another successful event this year after receiving such excellent feedback following last year’s awards. David has such a broad appeal and an extensive following from the many TV and radio shows he’s written and performed in. We know he will be a big hit.”

Mitchell will host this year’s AEO Excellence Awards, which recognises and celebrates achievements from event organisers, venues and suppliers throughout the industry, as it returns to Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.

Mitchell co-wrote That Mitchell & Webb Look with his comedy partner Robert Webb, which won a BAFTA in 2007. He went on to win a further BAFTA for Best Comedy Performance in 2009 for British sitcom Peep Show, and has since hosted and captained panel shows including Was It Something I Said?, Have I Got News for You and Would I Lie to You?