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Pride of Britain Awards 2021

Stars of TV, sport, politics and showbiz were out in force for the Pride of Britain Awards, held at Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane on Saturday night.   

And Molly-Mae Hague brought the glamour to the red carpet as she joined the likes of Sharon Stone, Vicky Pattinson, pregnant Catherine Tyldesley, Rochelle Humes, Frankie Bridge and Katherine Ryan for the event.

The Love Island star, 22, sizzled in a sheer brown dress which featured a plunging neckline and figure-hugging design. 

She completed the look with matching heels and wore her long blonde tresses swept back in a chic up do.

Elsewhere Catherine Tyldesley wowed in a glittery white dress for the event and put on a glamorous display while Meanwhile Vicky Pattinson put on a busty display in a white feathered gown. 

Sharon Stone also looked great for the highly-anticipated event in a chic black gown that was cinched in at the waist.

Comedian Katherine Ryan also turned heads in a busty yellow dress as she posed with her dapper husband Bobby Kootstra. 

Also on the red carpet was I’m A Celeb winner Giovanni Fletcher who wowed in a gold feathered gown and Charlotte Hawkins who made sure all eyes were on her in a light blue dress.  

Chic: Sharon Stone looked great for the highly-anticipated event in a black gown that was cinched in at the waist 

Pose: Vicky put on a confident display as she showed a hint of her ample assets

Pose: Vicky put on a confident display as she showed a hint of her ample assets 

Woah: Maura put on a very sexy display in a leggy gold dress with a matching choker

Insane: She looked red hot

Woah: Maura put on a very sexy display in a leggy gold dress with a matching choker 

Incredible: Comedian Katherine Ryan also turned heads in a busty yellow dress as she posed with her dapper husband Bobby Kootstra

Incredible: Comedian Katherine Ryan also turned heads in a busty yellow dress as she posed with her dapper husband Bobby Kootstra

Dashing couple: Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews made a glamorous arrival together

Dashing couple: Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews made a glamorous arrival together

Looking incredible: Giovanna Fletcher put on a stylish display in her featured gown

Happy: She beamed for the cameras

Looking incredible: Giovanna Fletcher put on a stylish display in her featured gown

All black: Frankie Bridge looked great in a full-length black gown as she posed for the cameras

Sleek: She swept her hair back and opted for glam makeup

All black: Frankie Bridge looked great in a full-length black gown as she posed for the cameras

Assistance: Maura made sure all eyes were on her in the busty gown as someone adjusted the dress

Assistance: Maura made sure all eyes were on her in the busty gown as someone adjusted the dress

Gals: Maura's BFF Molly-Mae was nearby stunning on the red carpet

Gals: Maura’s BFF Molly-Mae was nearby stunning on the red carpet 

It comes after Love Island’s Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran enjoyed some ‘last minute shopping’ as they joined a bevvy of stars getting ready for the event.  

The blonde bombshell, 25, and her man, 23, appeared to be in a suit store ahead of their big red carpet appearance at the star-studded ceremony.

Flashing a peace sign while donning a pair of casual grey joggers and khaki slides, Chloe wrapped up in a black padded jacket for a stunning mirror selfie.

Meanwhile, Toby wore a tracksuit emblazoned with the letter ‘M’ which he layered beneath a sandy puffer jacket.

‘Last minute Pride Of Britain shopping :)))),’ his girlfriend wrote in her caption.

Expecting: Pregnant Catherine showed off her baby bump in the dress

Expecting: Pregnant Catherine showed off her baby bump in the dress

Cute: Vicky Pattison and Ercan Ramadan put on a loved-up display

Happy: She whispered in his ear

Cute: Vicky Pattison and Ercan Ramadan put on a loved-up display

Happy: Love Island 2021 stars Faye Winter and Teddy Soares packed on the PDA

Happy: Love Island 2021 stars Faye Winter and Teddy Soares packed on the PDA

Beautiful: Vogue wowed in a silk emerald dress for the night

Smart: Spencer wore a white jacket

Beautiful: Vogue wowed in a silk emerald dress for the night 

Radiant: Maura showed off her ample assets and opted for a red lip

Radiant: Maura showed off her ample assets and opted for a red lip

She had earlier posted a sleepy-looking selfie of herself resting her head on Toby’s knee, while announcing that he had gotten himself a haircut. 

Meanwhile, their former co-star Liberty Poole shared a shot of a delicious glass of champagne with her followers, while announcing she had arrived at her hotel.

‘Arrived at hotel let the getting ready commence [sic],’ she penned.

Their fellow Love Island alumni Millie Court and Liam Reardon posed alongside one another during a car journey to the Big Smoke.

Having fun: Katie McGlynn looked great in her dress after being eliminated from Strictly

Details: She wore a bow in her hair

Having fun: Katie McGlynn looked great in her dress after being eliminated from Strictly 

Wow: Katherine looked incredible as she showed off her post-baby body

Wow: Katherine looked incredible as she showed off her post-baby body 

Wow! Charlotte Hawkins looked stunning in a light blue strapless dress

Beauty: She commanded attention in the gorgeous colour

Wow! Charlotte Hawkins looked stunning in a light blue strapless dress

Pink! Kirsty Gallacher put on a vibrant display in her dress

Night out: She stunned on the red carpet

Pink! Kirsty Gallacher put on a vibrant display in her dress

Smart: Matt Goss looked dapper in a navy suit for the star-studded event

Smart: Matt Goss looked dapper in a navy suit for the star-studded event 

And pose: Lucy Fallon looked elegant in a white dress for the event

Looking lovely: She put on a radiant display

And pose: Lucy Fallon looked elegant in a white dress for the event 

Love: Faye looked great in a gold and silver sparkly gown

Love: Faye looked great in a gold and silver sparkly gown 

Unexpected: Ne-Yo looked dapper in a suit at the event

Unexpected: Ne-Yo looked dapper in a suit at the event 

Strike a pose: Frankie made sure all eyes were on her

Confident: She sizzled on the red carpet

Strike a pose: Frankie made sure all eyes were on her

Millie flashed her décolletage in a plunging brown cardigan while Liam donned a white T-shirt featuring a Nike motif. 

Faye Winter and her boyfriend Teddy Soares got in on the action too, with the former estate agent posting a video to Instagram of the pair larking about in a lift.

Having tied her blonde tresses into a tousled ponytail, she grinned towards the camera while placing a loving hand over Teddy’s shoulders.

Carol Vorderman couldn’t contain her excitement as she shared a clip from the winners’ dinner, where champions of the ceremony meet for the very first time and leave as ‘one family’.

She wrote in her caption, ‘Tonight is the eve of the Pride of Britain awards and it’s very important to us as we have our Winners’ Dinner.

Glitzy: Arlene Phillips looked lovely in a sparkly purple dress

Glitzy: Arlene Phillips looked lovely in a sparkly purple dress

Bright: Kirsty Gallacher made sure all eyes were on her in a fuschia dress

Bright: Kirsty Gallacher made sure all eyes were on her in a fuschia dress

Beautiful! Vogue looked elegant in her emerald green silk dress

Beautiful! Vogue looked elegant in her emerald green silk dress

‘We bring all of our award winners together, have a beautiful meal and then I run through the show (without spoiling any surprises) and tell them of each others stories and have a bit of a laugh.

‘One of our winners is 12 today so we had a Happy Birthday and a big cake.

‘When everyone arrives here today they are all separate families who don’t know each other and ALWAYS when they leave tonight they leave as one family with joy and respect for each other.

‘It’s a beautiful night and all of us who’ve worked for so many years as a team on the awards say it’s our favourite night ❤️❤️❤️.

All smiles: She looked in good spirits

Figure: Rochelle Humes looked great in a long brown dress

Figure: Rochelle Humes looked great in a long brown dress

Family affair: Peter Andre was joined by his son Junior, daughter Princess and wife Emily who wowed in a silver gown

Family affair: Peter Andre was joined by his son Junior, daughter Princess and wife Emily who wowed in a silver gown

Dapper: The singer, 48, looked great in his smart black suit which featured a chain

Dapper: The singer, 48, looked great in his smart black suit which featured a chain

Here they are! Westlife put on a dapper display

Here they are! Westlife put on a dapper display

Looking suave: Ne-Yo looked as cool as ever as he posed in his suit on the red carpet

Looking suave: Ne-Yo looked as cool as ever as he posed in his suit on the red carpet 

‘Tomorrow is the big one @prideofbritain @dailymirror but tonight is just as special ❤️❤️.

‘Night night everyone from a happy soul.’

Dr Ranj Singh looked dapper in a black suit as he posed with a stunning pal ahead of the big night.

The blonde bombshell coordinated the This Morning personality with a shimmering onyx dress and wore her luscious locks in gorgeous curls.

‘We’re coming for ya @prideofbritain!’ he wrote in his caption, followed by a purple heart. 

Stunning: Holly Willoughby looked elegant in a strapless pink gown for the star-studded event

Stunning: Holly Willoughby looked elegant in a strapless pink gown for the star-studded event 

Looking good: Molly-Mae Hague looked great in a plunging dress as she got ready

Looking good: Molly-Mae Hague looked great in a plunging dress as she got ready 

The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards returns to screens on Thursday 4th November, hosting a star-studded audience for the first time since 2019 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The annual award show honours the nation’s unsung heroes as stars of TV, sport, politics and showbiz come together to celebrate ‘ordinary people doing extraordinary things.’

Host Carol Vorderman, 60, will once again take the helm, but this year, for the first time in the show’s 22-year history, she’ll be joined by Diversity star Ashley Banjo, 33, who was recently revealed as her new co-host.

Retail therapy: It comes after Love Island's Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran enjoyed some 'last minute shopping' ahead of Friday night's Pride Of Britain Awards

Retail therapy: It comes after Love Island’s Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran enjoyed some ‘last minute shopping’ ahead of Friday night’s Pride Of Britain Awards

Preparations: Meanwhile, their former co-star Liberty Poole shared a shot of a delicious glass of champagne with her followers, while announcing she had arrived at her hotel

Preparations: Meanwhile, their former co-star Liberty Poole shared a shot of a delicious glass of champagne with her followers, while announcing she had arrived at her hotel

Upon the announcement earlier this month, Ashley said: ‘I feel like I’ve been a part of Pride of Britain for a few years now but the chance to co-host it next to Carol, who is a complete legend and a pro, is amazing.  

‘It’s such a special show and a hugely emotional and inspiring night.’

While Carol said of Ashley: ‘Ashley is a wonderful person and I’m delighted that he’s joining me because he has been involved for a few years now and it just feels right.

Trim: She had earlier posted a sleepy-looking selfie of herself resting her head on Toby's knee, while announcing that he had gotten himself a haircut

Trim: She had earlier posted a sleepy-looking selfie of herself resting her head on Toby’s knee, while announcing that he had gotten himself a haircut

What a pair! Their fellow Love Island alumni Millie Court and Liam Reardon posed alongside one another during a car journey to the Big Smoke

What a pair! Their fellow Love Island alumni Millie Court and Liam Reardon posed alongside one another during a car journey to the Big Smoke

‘The Pride of Britain Awards are an incredibly special evening and show to be a part of.’ 

Pride of Britain sees a night of ‘extraordinary stories of bravery, selflessness and phenomenal fundraising feats’ as well as a plethora of astounding surprises, laugh out loud situations and emotional moments as the nation comes together to honour the achievements of truly inspirational people. 

Among the winners are quadruple amputee Harmonie-Rose Allen who wins the Child of Courage Award for inspiring the nation with her courage and unbreakable spirit. 

Jokers: Faye Winter and her boyfriend Teddy Soares got in on the action too, with the former estate agent posting a video to Instagram of the pair larking about in a lift

Looking good: Having tied her blonde tresses into a tousled ponytail, she grinned towards the camera while placing a loving hand over Teddy's shoulders

Jokers: Faye Winter and her boyfriend Teddy Soares got in on the action too, with the former estate agent posting a video to Instagram of the pair larking about in a lift

Beaming: Carol Vorderman couldn't contain her excitement as she shared a clip from the winners' dinner

Beaming: Carol Vorderman couldn’t contain her excitement as she shared a clip from the winners’ dinner

Lovely: She told how champions of the ceremony meet for the very first time and leave as 'one family'

Lovely: She told how champions of the ceremony meet for the very first time and leave as ‘one family’

Happy: The attendees certainly appeared to be having a blast

Happy: The attendees certainly appeared to be having a blast

While the Lifetime Achievement Award goes to campaigner Rosemary Cox, who set up the first Organ Donor Register in the UK, helping save thousands of lives.

Campaigning sisters Amy and Ella Meek, 18 and 16, have been named Pride of Britain’s first ever Environmental Champions for setting up a charity to help fight the global scourge of plastic pollution.

Meanwhile, this year’s Special Recognition Award goes to Gee Walker, who forgave her son’s killers and devoted her life to promoting racial harmony in his memory. 

Excited: The band Westlife arrived at the Grosvenor Hotel on Park Lane ahead of the awards

Thumbs up: They were ready for the show

Excited: The band Westlife arrived at the Grosvenor Hotel on Park Lane ahead of the awards 

Icons: Westlife made a low-key arrival at the hotel ahead of the main event

Icons: Westlife made a low-key arrival at the hotel ahead of the main event 

All smiles: The band all looked in good spirits

Shades: They looked as cool as ever

All smiles: The band all looked in good spirits

Speaking about the ceremony, Carol said: ‘My favourite part of the Awards are the winners and how happy they are that they’re being celebrated. 

‘These incredible people make you want to be a better person. And even though everyone says how much it makes them cry, it is a celebration too of all the truly extraordinary things they have done.’ 

Ashley Banjo says: ‘I have so much respect and admiration for all of the winners’ and I can’t wait to meet them, see the look on their faces as they are surprised and celebrated and to experience this really special moment with them.’

Spectacular: She also showed off an area of the hotel, which was being transformed into a bar

Spectacular: She also showed off an area of the hotel, which was being transformed into a bar

While Debbie Crosbie, Chief Executive Officer of award partner TSB adds:  ‘I have been bowled over by the bravery, courage and determination of all the winners.

‘Helping people in our local communities is at the heart of what we do at TSB – that’s why we are especially proud to sponsor the TSB Community Hero Award. It is truly humbling to see the extraordinary things people have done to make a difference and support those most in need in their communities.’

Nominated by the public, the winners are from all walks of life, of all ages, and from all over the country.

Since the first ceremony in 1999, royalty, prime ministers, and hundreds of leading figures from showbusiness, sport, politics and the arts have all taken part.

Debonair: Dr Ranj Singh looked dapper in a black suit as he posed with a stunning pal ahead of the big night

Debonair: Dr Ranj Singh looked dapper in a black suit as he posed with a stunning pal ahead of the big night

The awards attract an audience of around five million viewers every year in a primetime slot on ITV – making it the highest rated awards show of its kind on British television.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, 2020’s ceremony featured prerecorded segments of recipients receiving their awards at home, while a host of big names headed to The Royal Hospital Chelsea to film links ahead of the show. 

As the awards aired on ITV, landmarks across London, including the London Eye, BT Tower and County Hall, turned red, white and blue in celebration of the winners.

Marcus Rashford and the late Captain Sir Tom Moore were among those honoured in the ceremony, which awarded the remarkable achievements of Brits who have selflessly contributed the the nation and the world.

The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards, in partnership with TSB, will be broadcast on ITV on 4th November at 8pm. 

PRIDE OF BRITAIN AWARDS 2021: THE WINNERS 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT – Rosemary Cox, 82, Wolverhampton 

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONRob Allen, 34, Northampton

THIS MORNING EMERGENCY SERVIVES AWARDStephen Warton, 53, Cumbria

GOOD MORNING BRITAIN YOUNG FUNDRAISERHughie Higginson, 10, and Freddie Xavi, 11, Lancashire

CHILD OF COURAGEHarmonie-Rose Allen, 7, Bath

SPIRIT OF ADVENTUREMax Woosey, 11, North Devon

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONGee Walker, 67, Liverpool

ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMPIONAmy and Ella Meek, 18 and 16, Nottingham

PRINCE’S TRUST YOUNG ACHIEVERHassan Alkhawam, 23, Northern Ireland

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