Former Coronation Street stars Lucy Fallon and Katie McGlynn both put on showstopping displays as they joined celebrities at the Pride of Britain awards.
Katie McGlynn, who was recently eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing, was the epitome of elegance in a figure-hugging black strapless gown on Saturday night.
The Hollyoaks star, 28, accessorised her glamorous attire with a simple glittering silver necklace and showcased her natural beauty with a palette of nude make-up.
Katie, who starred as Sinead Tinker in Coronation Street, wore her brunette tresses in a half-up half-down style, which she secured in place with a giant black bow.
Gorgeous: Katie McGlynn, who was recently eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing, was the epitome of elegance in a figure-hugging black strapless gown at the Pride of Britain Awards
Meanwhile, Lucy Fallon, who played Bethany Platt in the ITV soap until last year, showed off her sensational sense of style in a cream strapless gown decorated with cutout flowers.
The actress, 25, wore a pair of dainty silver heels with her ensemble and styled her golden locks in an elegant updo, while she perfected a golden smokey make-up look.
Katie’s red carpet appearance saw her able to stun in another stunning gown, similar to many of the impressive dresses she was able to wear during her time on Strictly.
Katie and her professional dance partner Gorka Marquez, 31, were given the boot from the ballroom dance contest during Movie Week earlier this month.
Unique: Meanwhile, Lucy Fallon, who played Bethany Platt in the ITV soap, showed off her sensational sense of style in a cream strapless gown decorated with cutout flowers
After her elimination, Katie described being part of the competition as a ‘lifetime achievement’ and said she would never regret her time on the show, adding that Gorka had ‘a lot of patience’ with her.
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.
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.’
Show-stopping: The actress, 25, wore a pair of dainty silver heels with her ensemble and styled her golden locks in an elegant updo, while she perfected a golden smokey make-up look
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.
‘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.
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.
All smiles: The Hollyoaks star Katie, 28, accessorised her glamorous attire with a simple glittering silver necklace and showcased her natural beauty with a palette of nude make-up
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.’
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.
Farewell: Katie and her professional dance partner Gorka Marquez , 31, were given the boot from Strictly Come Dancing during Movie Week earlier this month
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.
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 RECOGNITION – Rob Allen, 34, Northampton
THIS MORNING EMERGENCY SERVIVES AWARD – Stephen Warton, 53, Cumbria
GOOD MORNING BRITAIN YOUNG FUNDRAISER – Hughie Higginson, 10, and Freddie Xavi, 11, Lancashire
CHILD OF COURAGE – Harmonie-Rose Allen, 7, Bath
SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE – Max Woosey, 11, North Devon
SPECIAL RECOGNITION – Gee Walker, 67, Liverpool
ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMPION – Amy and Ella Meek, 18 and 16, Nottingham
PRINCE’S TRUST YOUNG ACHIEVER – Hassan Alkhawam, 23, Northern Ireland