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Saturday, 20 October 2018

Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards 2018

The prestigious Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards, in partnership with TSB, returns this November on ITV.

Hosted by Carol Vorderman, celebrities and public figures including HRH Prince Charles, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick and David Beckham will celebrate this year’s truly remarkable winners at the Grosvenor House in London's Park Lane.

Actor Sir David Jason, music mogul Simon Cowell, singing sensation Ellie Goulding, Major Tim Peake, BGT’s Amanda Holden, X Factor’s Dermot O’Leary, singer and presenter Rochelle Humes, The Voice’s Olly Murs, Love Island champions Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham, singer Louise Redknapp, comedian John Bishop, I’m A Celebrity star Scarlett Moffatt, singer and actress Kimberley Walsh, radio DJ Roman Kemp, plus Coronation Street’s Kym Marsh will also be among those honouring the night’s heroes.

Inspirational winners of 2018 include the selfless British divers at the heart of the Thai cave rescue, who earned global praise for their bravery while rescuing the trapped youth football team.

Further awe-inspiring stories centre on the remarkable efforts of a young widow tackling mental health issues in rural areas, a couple who dedicated their life to fundraising more than £230 million for children’s cancer research and a schoolboy who became the youngest person to scale the 440ft Old Man of Hoy in honour of his terminally-ill mum.

Host Carol Vorderman said: “Pride of Britain is a very important part of my life. I’m thrilled that it’s become a staple part of British culture. I never fail to be humbled by those who have often turned a tragedy into something pretty magnificent.”

Alongside uplifting stories of courage, selflessness and beating the odds, there will be plenty of surprises on the night. Dancing superstar and Diversity frontman Ashley Banjo joins Carol when he surprises one of this years winner’s in a very special stunt.

Stars of Strictly, X Factor, Coronation Street, EastEnders and members of the England World Cup football team will all come together to make this a truly memorable night.

Tens of thousands of people nominated their unsung heroes and the winners were chosen by a judging panel which this year included host Carol Vorderman, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, award-winning actor Michael Sheen, legendary broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald, Good Morning Britain presenters Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard, retired professional footballer turned pundit Jermaine Jenas, Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh, Chair of the Royal College of GPs Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard and Daily Mirror Editor Alison Phillips, Pete Markey, TSB Chief Marketing Officer, Executive Producers Paul Wright and Matt Cox and POB founder Peter Willis.

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