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Pride of Britain awards: Carol Vorderman to honour Britain's unsung heros

Carol Vorderman will host The Daily Mirror's Pride of Britain Awards Photo: Pride of Britain awards

Carol Vorderman will tonight host the The Daily Mirror's Pride of Britain Awards to celebrate the country's unsung heroes.

The Pride of Britain Awards tonight will recognise acts of courage, selflessness and achievement by ordinary people across the country.

Among the awards winners are Jack Carroll, 14, from Yorkshire, the cerebral palsy sufferer refuses to let his chronic condition hold him back in life and uses stand-up comedy to laugh in the face of it.

He performed his first gig at his parents' wedding anniversary in 2010 and has since become an internet sensation when his uncle uploaded footage of the gig on YouTube, which has now received more than 10,000 hits worldwide.

Katie Piper has launched the Katie Piper Foundation Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Katie Piper, 29, from London, will also be given a special recognition award at the Pride of Britain Awards.

She was scarred for life in a horrific acid attack organised by her violent ex-boyfriend.

She has since launched the Katie Piper Foundation in 2009 to raise awareness of the plight of victims of burns and other disfigurement injuries.

A Channel 4 film called Katie: The Science of Seeing Again, followed her as she prepared to undergo stem cell surgery in bid to restore sight. It was her 110th operation in four years.

Doreen Lawrence, mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Doreen Lawrence, the mother of murdered black teenager Stephen, will also be presented with a lifetime achievement award for her tireless campaign for justice for her son.

It took more than 18 years for Stephen's killers to be convicted in January this year, while an inquiry into police corruption during the investigation of the racist murder was ordered in June.

Doreen has opened the Stephen Lawrence Centre which offers free courses in IT, creative arts and multimedia.

Team GB Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Britain's London 2012 stars will be honoured tonight at an awards ceremony.

Olympic and Paralympic gold medal winners will receive a special recognition award for their achivements this summer at the Daily Mirror's Pride of Britain Awards.

Among those taking part in the show, which recognises the nation's unsung heroes, are Prince Charles, Prime Minister David Cameron, David Beckham, Sir Michael Caine and Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes.

The Daily Mirror's Pride of Britain Awards will be shown on ITV1 on Tuesday, October 30 at 8pm.

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