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Pride Of Britain Awards 2020: Carol Vorderman wears a long blue dress


The 22-time host of the annual Pride Of Britain Awards, Carol Vorderman, opened the 2020 ceremony on Sunday evening with a grand entrance, a glamorous look and a political battle.

The 59-year-old presenter started the process by flying over the London skyline at sunset and looking sensational in a glamorous ensemble. Her blond locks fluttered in the wind.

Touchdown at London's Royal Hospital, Chelsea – which was lit for thThe opportunity with a stunning Pride Of Britain Awards set and red, white and blue lights to celebrate this year's winners – Carol was stunned in a sparkling blue dress when she unveiled the awards – practically this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Admission: The 22-time host of the annual Pride Of Britain Awards opened the 2020 ceremony on Sunday evening with a grand entrance, a glamorous look and a political battle

Carol was sure she would begin with an ironic opening speech, referring to what had happened over the past seven months.

“Whether you've been working from the kitchen table, homeschooling the kids, teaching Zoom your nan, or even taking a day trip to Barnard Castle, times have been tough for all of us,” said Carol – the latter jibe with Boris Johnson's chief advisor Dominic Cummings & # 39; infamous outing in April that broke lockdown rules.

She continued, "It may feel like everything has changed, but at least there is one thing that hasn't changed.

"The incredible Pride Of Britain spirit with which we looked after our neighbors and supported our key workers."

Incoming: The 59-year-old presenter started the process by flying over the London skyline at sunset

Captain Front: She looked sensational in a glamorous ensemble, her blonde locks fluttering in the wind

Captain Front: The 59-year-old presenter started the process by flying over the London skyline at sunset and looking sensational in a glamorous ensemble. Her blond locks fluttered in the wind

The viewers at home reacted quickly to Carol's sly look at Dominic and went to Twitter to share their thoughts.

"@carolvorders cast shadows on Dominic Cummings … yes!" tweeted a viewer.

While another said, “Just can't let it go, can it? Carol Vorderman only had one small comment to make about Dominic Cummings and Barnard Castle at the #PrideofBritain Awards. Absolutely no need for it and completely out of context! & # 39;

"You go @carolvorders and dig for Cummings," tweeted a supportive third person.

"I loved Carol Vordeman's dig at Dominic Cummings' there …" commented a fourth.

Cheeky: Carol was sure she would start with a humorous opening speech based on what had happened over the past seven months

Good Carol! "Whether you've been working from the kitchen table, homeschooling the kids, teaching Zoom your nan, or even taking a day trip to Barnard Castle, times have been tough for all of us."

Good Carol! Carol was sure she would begin with an ironic opening speech, referring to the events of the past seven months. "Whether you worked from the kitchen table, homeschooled the kids, taught zoom your nan, or even took a day trip to Barnard Castle, times have been tough for all of us," said Carol

Speech: She continued, “It may feel like everything has changed, but at least there is one thing that hasn't changed. The incredible Pride Of Britain spirit with which we took care of our neighbors and supported our key workers

Speech: She continued, "It may feel like everything has changed, but at least there is one thing that hasn't changed. The incredible Pride Of Britain spirit with which we looked after our neighbors and ours Key workers supported

Another observer commented, "It's been barely 30 seconds and Carol has just dragged Dom Cummings through the mud."

The experienced presenter has hosted the annual awards ceremony since it began in 1999.

And the star once again pulled out all the stops with her ensemble and looked sensational in a flowing royal blue dress.

Carol delighted with her dazzling number, which included an ornate bodice made of sequins and a full, flowing skirt.

Controversial: Dominic was the bum of Carol's jokes when she opened the ceremony (pictured last month)

Controversial: Dominic was the bum of Carol's jokes when she opened the ceremony (pictured last month)

Have a say: Viewers at home reacted quickly to Carol's sly look at Dominic and went to Twitter to share their thoughts

Have a say: Viewers at home reacted quickly to Carol's sly look at Dominic and went to Twitter to share their thoughts

The TV favorite wore her blonde locks in a loose style that hung on her shoulders while enhancing her features with a glamorous makeup palette.

When the awards aired on ITV, landmarks across London, including the London Eye, BT Tower and County Hall, were also illuminated in the colors of the Union Jack flag.

Carol was joined by Ashley Banjo and Susanna Reid to introduce some of the winners.

Looking stunning in a sparkling floor-length red cocktail dress, Susanna introduced Good Morning Britain Young Fundraiser Award winner Tony Hudgell, who raised over £ 1 million at the age of five in a lockdown walking challenge presented by Captain Sir Tom Moore was inspired.

A vision in blue: the star pulled out all the stops with her ensemble and looked sensational in a flowing royal blue dress

A vision in blue: the star pulled out all the stops with her ensemble and looked sensational in a flowing royal blue dress

Looks Good: The TV favorite wore her blonde locks in a loose style that hung around her shoulders while enhancing her features with a glamorous makeup palette

Looks Good: The TV favorite wore her blonde locks in a loose style that hung around her shoulders while enhancing her features with a glamorous makeup palette

The boy was surprised by his heroes Ant & Dec, who disguised themselves as nutcracker soldiers to present him with his award.

Meanwhile, Kate Garraway has been dubbed "Amazing" by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for her resilience in her husband Derek Draper's COVID-19 battle.

Kate, 53, was joined by Prince William and Kate Middleton on a taped segment to honor the NHS – a cause that has been close to the Good Morning Britain's anchor since her husband contracted coronavirus months ago.

Katherine Jenkins was also seen honoring Captain Sir Tom Moore with a special recognition award

Ashley was joined by his diversity co-star Jordan Banjo along with soccer player Marcus Rashford to reward brave kid Emmie Narayn-Nicholasw with her award.

Lady in Red: Susanna looked stunning in a sparkling floor-length red cocktail dress and introduced the winner of the Good Morning Britain Young Fundraiser Award, Tony Hudgell

Lady in Red: Susanna looked stunning in a sparkling floor-length red cocktail dress and introduced the winner of the Good Morning Britain Young Fundraiser Award, Tony Hudgell

Inspirational: Kate Garraway was described as "amazing" by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for her resilience to her husband Derek Draper's COVID-19 battle during Sunday night's annual Pride Of Britain Awards

Inspirational: Kate Garraway was described as "amazing" by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for her resilience to her husband Derek Draper's COVID-19 battle during Sunday night's annual Pride Of Britain Awards

Kudos: Kate, 53, was joined by Prince William and Kate Middleton on a taped segment to honor the NHS - a cause that has been close to the heart of Good Morning Britain's anchor since her husband got coronavirus months ago

Kudos: Kate, 53, was joined by Prince William and Kate Middleton on a taped segment to honor the NHS – a cause that has been close to the heart of the Good Morning Britain anchor since her husband contracted coronavirus months ago

As a double award, Ashley and Jordan gave Manchester United and England star Marcus a special award for his remarkable campaign to prevent children from starving.

Former domestic violence victim Rebecca Beattie was awarded the Prince & # 39; s Trust Young Achiever Prize by Prince Charles himself for starting Always B. U, an ethical clothing brand dedicated to raising awareness of domestic violence.

Elsewhere, Coronation Street stars Antony Cotton and Jennie McAlpine surprised great-grandmother Dena Murphy with the green fingers with the TSB Community Hero gong.

What a Hero: Katherine Jenkins was spotted honoring Captain Sir Tom Moore with a special recognition award

What a Hero: Katherine Jenkins was spotted honoring Captain Sir Tom Moore with a special recognition award

Well Earned: Marcus Rashford received a special award from Ashley and Jordan Banjo for his remarkable campaign against child hunger

Well Earned: Marcus Rashford received a special award from Ashley and Jordan Banjo for his remarkable campaign against child hunger

Soap Stars: Antony Cotton and Jennie McAlpine surprised a winner with their award

Soap Stars: Antony Cotton and Jennie McAlpine surprised a winner with their award

David Beckham was up next, impressing a young fan by presenting him with an award.

Former soccer player, 45, left Sebastian Williams, 11, and his family were stunned when he surprised him at a hotel and presented him with the Pride of Britain Child of Courage Award.

While Olly Murs then surprised a brave cop by handing her an award while she was on the set

OMG: David Beckham, 45, left Sebastian Williams, 11, and his family were stunned when he surprised him at a hotel and presented him with the Pride of Britain Child of Courage Award

OMG: David Beckham, 45, left Sebastian Williams, 11, and his family were stunned when he surprised him at a hotel and presented him with the Pride of Britain Child of Courage Award

Shock: Olly Murs surprised a brave cop by handing her a Pride of Britain Award on the set of The Voice

Shock: Olly Murs surprised a brave cop by handing her a Pride of Britain Award on the set of The Voice

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