Pride of Britain host Carol Vorderman welcomes new addition to award ceremony

The Pride of Britain Awards 2021 are on their way and a new change has been implemented for the first time in the show’s 22-year history. Carol Vorderman, who has fronted the ceremony since 1990, will be joined by a new co-host in the form of Ashley Banjo.

The Diversity star will be joining the Countdown legend as the presenter’s first-ever co-presenter.

The awards recognise and celebrate ordinary people up and down the country doing extraordinary things after thousands of nominations from the public.

With a star-studded audience, the awards honour the heroes who have lifted people’s spirits in the last year – through lockdown and its lifting.

The award ceremony will be broadcast over a two-hour special and features some emotional stories from the public.

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The Pride of Britain Awards will once again celebrate and honour the achievements of a truly remarkable group of people who have helped those in need.

The show will include emotional and intimate interviews telling the stories of each of the dozen winners.

It will be featured alongside a supporting cast of family, friends, and people describing the positive impact the winner has had on all their lives.

Celebrities and public figures including HRH Prince Charles, Ant and Dec, Anne-Marie, Ed Sheeran, Pixie Lott, KSI, Harry Kane, Joanna Lumley OBE, Stephen Fry, Westlife, Jordan Pickford and Sharon Stone are among the stars who will be saluting the nation’s incredible unsung heroes.

Meanwhile, Carol recently teased her Pride of Britain award ceremony dress on social media.

In the image Carol can be seen in an off the shoulder black rhinestone dress.

The image is zoomed in, only showing the top of the dress, with the picture quality blurry, teasing the dress.

Carol wrote to her 176,000 followers: “Secret dress fitting with @isabellkristensenofficial for the @prideofbritain awards.

“This dress will be for the red carpet. With a different dress when I’m on stage with our incredible winners.

She added: “So happy with everything so far. This will be the 22nd year I’ve hosted the Pride of Britain awards.”

Watch the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards, in partnership with TSB, on ITV, 4th November, 8pm.

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