This year the FIT Show 2017 is inviting guests to step into the alleyways of deepest, darkest Paris for a burlesque-themed gala dinner.

Taking place at The NEC, Birmingham on the evening of Wednesday May 24, the black tie event is set to be a sell out, despite increasing the capacity and being bigger than ever before, hosting more than 1000 guests. 

Featuring lavish drapes, intimate lighting and raunchy entertainment, guests can expect stunning showgirls, can-can dancers, mime artists, contortionists and living statues from the Burlesque Show.

Hosted by Nick Knowles, TV presenter and star of SOS DIY: The Big Build, the evening will see guests enjoying a champagne reception, followed by a three-course meal with wine.

Knowles has many strings to his bow. Exclusively contracted to BBC1 as a presenter and writer for the last 10 years, he has hosted prime time Saturday night quiz shows such as Break the Safe, Secret Fortune and Who Dares Wins. Not only that, he is also a successful screenplay writer, having penned the Royal Television Society awarded Historyonics.

And after the newly introduced FIT Show Awards and the presentation of £10,000 worth of prize money to the winners of the Master Fitter Challenge, guests can party into the early hours with some fun features and dancing.

Nickie West, event director for The FIT Show, said: “After last year’s roaring success with the Great Gatsby themed night, this year we are transporting Gala Dinner guests to another night of excitement and entertainment.

“We’re delighted Nick Knowles will be overseeing the proceedings and we’re sure everyone will be wowed by what’s in store, from the moment they arrive until the lights go up at the end of the evening. We look forward to see you there.”