London Last Night
Celebrity Awards | Pride of Britain
It is the awards show that pulls in more stars than the Oscars. Yes, last night saw the Pride of Britain Awards arrive at London’s Grosvenor’s House, with a string of celebrities in tow. Pride of Britain is the awards show to honour ‘real people’ who have gone through or done incredible things in their life. Host for the night Carol Vorderman looked fabulous in a plunging scarlet dress and lighter locks – Carol said she brought anotehr tube of waterproof mascara with her as she always cries at least once every ten minutes. We think Kleenex should have sponsored the event!
Tess Daly stunned the crowd her black floor length gown. We loved her outfit so much, we had to write a fashion post dedicated to her. Read it here.
BFFs Caroline Flack and Olly Murs went as each others dates, but still maintains nothing romantic is going on between them. Come on guys, just get it together!
As gorgeous as ever, Emma Bunton always looks in fantastic shape. Baby Spice said hitting spin classes is the best form of exercise and she has better legs now than she did ten years ago. Where is our nearest spin class?
We love Holly Willoughby and we love her backless dress too. It’s one of her own collection from Very.co.uk. What do you think? Tell us on our Facebook page.
Arg and Joey seem to have forgotten about their relationship woes and went on a boys night out. Joey looks great, but we think Arg thinks he is in Bugsy Malone. Oh dear.
Pineapple Dance Studio’s Louie Spence was on his best behaviour last night and we didn’t see a single dance move from him. Is he ill?
Olympic champion and Strictly Come Dancing hopeful Louis Smith looked rather dapper in a shimmery jacket and polka dot shirt. The gymnast said things are getting tense for him now as the competition is really starting to heat up. If we get to see Louis do the splits again, we will vote every Saturday night.
Forgetting about Mario’s latest sexts with the Sugar Hut honey’s, Lucy put her best frock on and showed him she can have fun without him. Lucy looked stunning in this see through maxi dress, but said she was a bit apprehensive about wearing it. We are loving Lucy’s blonde locks and the Essex girl said she has been using Moroccan Oil to keep it soft and shiny.
Super fit Mark Wright showed off a new geek chic look. The Take Me Out: The Gossip presenter said he is not sure if he will be bringing back Hollywood Nights – but he is thinking about filming it somewhere else. Perhaps Miami Nights Mark?!
Myleene Klass showed her ex-husband that she can bounce right back and look better than ever. The television presenter looked stunning in a lace floor length dress and is in fantastic shape. Myleene said she has been feeling sad for far too long and it is time to concentrate on her career and being happy again. Here, here Myleene.
Pride of Britain Winners…
:: Alice Pyne, 16, from Cumbria, is to be presented with a teenager of courage award.
She was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma when she was just 12 and has since become a powerful campaigner. Her blog, a ‘bucket list’ of things she wanted to achieve before she dies, received more than a million hits in one day. She has now managed to get more than 40,000 people to join the register to be a bone marrow donor and raised £100,000 for different charities with younger sister, Milly, 14.
:: Ramona Gibbs, seven, from Bristol, will receive the child of courage award. Ramona had a split-second to make a life or death decision as an out-of-control car hurtled towards her and her little sister Trixie. She pushed Trixie out of danger but received serious injuries herself, including liver and lung damage, a broken leg and rib, a bruised pelvis, badly damaged knee and severe internal bleeding. She needed five operations, and spent 16 days in hospital. Incredibly, Trixie, now five, escaped with just a scratch to her cheek.
:: Jack Carroll, 14, from Yorkshire, will also receive a teenager of courage award.
The cerebral palsy sufferer refuses to let his chronic condition hold him back in life and uses stand-up comedy to laugh in the face of it. He performed his first gig at his parents’ wedding anniversary in 2010 and has since become an internet sensation when his uncle uploaded footage of the gig on YouTube, which has now received more than 10,000 hits worldwide.
:: Jack Henderson, seven, from East Lothian, will receive the Lidl young fund-raiser of the year award. Jack has raised almost £30,000 for the hospital looking after his little brother Noah.
The youngster had the idea of drawing pictures in return for a donation to the Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh, which treats three-year-old Noah for bronchiolitis. After selling his first picture for 20p, Jack has become an internet sensation, secured a book deal, and designed charity t-shirts – all for the cause.
:: Alan Watkinson, 48, from Middlesex, will be presented with the teacher of the year award. He inspired double Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah along with thousands of pupils to achieve their potential. It was during one of his PE classes at Feltham Community School, in Hounslow, west London, that he first met the young Mo and immediately spotted his potential. Alan, from Twickenham, encouraged the future Olympic gold medallist to attend a running club, even driving him there after school and on Sunday mornings.
:: Jay Kamiraz, 33, from London, will receive the Prince’s Trust young achiever award.
At the age of 17 he was savagely beaten in an unprovoked attack by a gang of seven men as he slept in a yard behind an inner city hostel. He spent a month in hospital before returning to a life on the streets. But when the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami hit in 2004, Jay decided to help survivors by forming a choir to sing at a charity concert. He contacted The Prince’s Trust, who supported him to launch JK Creative Arts Management Ltd, providing entertainment at weddings and corporate events.
:: Corporal Carl Taylor, 26, from Birmingham, will receive an outstanding bravery award.
He put his life on the line twice by running across open ground in a hail of bullets to save the lives of three children in Afghanistan during an intense firefight with Taliban insurgents in March 2011.
:: Royston Smith, 48, and Alistair Neill, 55, from Southampton, will also receive outstanding bravery awards. The pair tackled a killer armed with an automatic SA80 rifle in the control room of the nuclear submarine they were visiting last April. Lieutenant Commander Ian Molyneux was tragically shot dead in attack on the docked HMS Astute in Southampton.
:: Katie Piper, 29, from London, will be given a special recognition award.
She was scarred for life in a horrific acid attack organised by her violent ex-boyfriend.
She has since launched the Katie Piper Foundation in 2009 to raise awareness of the plight of victims of burns and other disfigurement injuries.
A Channel 4 film called Katie: The Science of Seeing Again, followed her as she prepared to undergo stem cell surgery in bid to restore sight. It was her 110th operation in four years.
:: Natalia Aggiano, 34, from Middlesex, will also receive a special recognition award.
After her mother was murdered when Natalia was 19, she decided to donate one of her own kidneys to save a complete stranger’s life.
:: Jane Gates, 49, and Michael Gates, 53, from Berkshire, will be presented with special recognition awards. The grieving parents embarked on a crusade to help other families enduring the same ordeal after their seven-year-old son Sebastian was diagnosed with a Wilm’s tumour – a rare form of childhood cancer. His death in 2003 inspired them to complete the development of a £1.6million purpose-built holiday home, called The Bluebells, where 100 families stay each year free of charge.
:: The TeamGB and ParalympicsGB teams will receive a special award. The athletes achieved their goal to ‘inspire a generation’ after finishing third in both medal tables. Highlights included Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and Greg Rutherford providing Super Saturday in the Olympic Stadium, while Paralympic star Ellie Simmonds’ heroics in the pool offered more sporting drama.
:: Flo and Jim Essex, from Somerset, will be presented with the fund-raisers of the year award.
Flo, 82, and 86-year-old Jim have raised more than £160,000 for charity over 20 years. The couple have laid down on a bed of nails, raced down hills in shopping trolleys, jumped through burning hoops and abseiled down an eight-storey hospital tower, all in aid of great causes.
:: Doreen Lawrence OBE, 60, from London, will receive the lifetime achievement award.
She won her 19-year battle for justice for her murdered son Stephen Lawrence this year and has also campaigned tirelessly for a fairer legal system. Stephen was 18 when he was stabbed to death in a racist attack in 1993. When murder charges against the suspects were dropped, Doreen became a powerful campaigner and forced a public inquiry into the way police dealt with Stephen’s murder. She has since opened the Stephen Lawrence Centre which offers free courses in IT, creative arts and multimedia.
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