Carol hosted the 2021 Pride of Britain Awards over the weekend, stunning many with her striking red ensemble. Inspirational stories from people across the country were told, and prizes were awarded to those who impacted the lives of others. While the ceremony itself took place on Saturday, Britons can catch it on TV on ITV Hub.
Carol has hosted the Pride of Britain Awards since the very beginning, when it launched in 1999.
At the time it was not televised and was held at the Dorchester Hotel in London.
This year, Carol was joined by dancer Ashely Banjo.
Celebrities and public figures such as Prince Charles, Ant and Dec, Anne-Marie, Ed Sheeran, Pixie Lott, KSI, Harry Kane, Joanna Lumley, Stephen Fry, Westlife, Jordan Pickford and Sharon Stone were among a number of stars who greeted the nation. amazing unsung heroes.
While Carol became known for her role as an awards presenter, a string of other television appearances put her firmly at the helm of British popular culture.
She starred on the quiz show Countdown as a co-host for 26 years before leaving the post in 2008, continuing her role as a newspaper columnist and nominal author of educational and health books.
It was during this time as a media personality that the country became familiar with Carol’s often brash, no-frills style and sense of humor.
This was evident in 2018 after cycling through Bristol and spotting a familiar name in the back of a van.
Unable to resist, Carol posted a picture of the van with the name “D. Cameron plastered” on its back doors.
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One user replied, “Well, nothing he does will be easy, on time, or on budget!”
Another said: “Maybe running out of money?”
A third added: ‘Yeah and his boss isn’t happy with his job either.
Shortly before sharing the snap, Carol posted a photo of herself standing in front of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, explaining that she was enjoying a bike ride around the city.
Meanwhile, guests were treated to a star-studded evening for the Pride of Britain Awards at Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane.
It comes after last year’s event was held remotely, with prizes awarded to winners across the country.
This year’s winners included Rosemary Cox, 82, from Wolverhampton, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award for setting up the UK’s first organ donor register.
Elsewhere, Rob Allen, 34, from Northampton won the special recognition award.
He founded Sands United, where men who have lost babies and young children can help each other through football.
Special recognition was also given to the team at Oxford Vaccine who were behind the COVID-19 vaccine.
Many more made up the long list of winners, with the stories behind each revealed tonight.