A HOST of celebrities came together to celebrate the achievements of a theatre school.

The Theatre Workshop, a performing arts school in Brighton, hosted its bi-annual Oscarettes awards at the Hilton Metropole hotel.

Stars including Zoe Ball, Christopher Biggins, Brenock O’Connor and John Challis were all on hand to congratulate the pupils at the school.

Since 2003 The Oscarettes has given pupils and parents from the company’s theatre schools across Sussex the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments.

On hand to present the awards were a host of ex-students, patrons and friends of the school, which has seen many of its graduates go on to have careers in the theatre, TV and film industry.

Game of Thrones star Brenock O’Connor, who plays Olly in the hit US series, received a scholarship to The Theatre Workshop when he was a teen.The actor, from Worthing, has now gone on to find fame both at home and across the pond.

On stage, he recently performed in Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver!

Strictly Come Dancing and BBC Radio 2 star Zoe Ball could not attend the ceremony but did send a video message to the group.

Zoe has an award, the Zoe Ball Lifetime Achievement Award, named after her at the annual event.

Also sending video messages to accompany awards in their names were stars of Only Fools And Horses John Challis and Jim Howick, known to millions of children as the “shouty man” in Horrible Histories and Gerrard to fans of Channel 4’s Peep Show.

Following the awards ceremony, students took part in The Theatre Workshop’s Got Talent competition.

The judging panel was formed of the celebrity guests plus some seasoned West End professionals.

Gabriel Lynch Davis won the ten and under category for his ukulele performance.

While Joe Rose wowed judged in the 11 and over category with his magic act.