I always feel very lucky to be invited to the The Pride of Britain Awards and this year was no exception. On arrival, the first people I met were Kerry-Anne and Lea who were chatting to my friend Emma. They had won a competition to attend the awards and had only found out a few days before. Both girls were so lovely and managed to get a few pictures with some of the celebrities who were there, including Chipmonk and Colleen Rooney.
The awards ceremony can be very emotional. Good people who deserve recognotion for the extraordinary things they have done. It's so lovely to see so many special people being acknowledged for their bravery and achievements.
The Grosvenor House Hotel was filled with many celebrities and tv stars (I was sitting on the same table as Helen Worth, who I think is a brilliant actress and Anthony Worrrell Thompson who once showed me how to make a great chilli con carni but I have yet to try it out at home!) Ortise from JLS waved over at me and I probably blushed! I previously met him when we took part in the Virgin London Triathlon as part of Richard Branson's team My favourite of all was Paul O'Grady who gave me a hug, why didn't I have the courage to ask for a photo with him?! I actually get very shy, will ask him next time! He was with his very special friend, Sue Carroll.
The real stars who were there were all the award winners though. Well done to all of you. Fantastic!