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Eight-year-old Pride of Britain winner steals the show

Eight-year-old Bailey Matthews stole the show at this year's Pride of Britain awards, telling the audience to "Be More Bailey" in his acceptance speech.

Bailey was among a host of heroes recognised at the awards ceremony in central London tonight, along with British aid workers who risked their lives to save thousands of Ebola victims and emergency medics who scaled a rollercoaster to rescue the victims of the Alton Towers crash.

The awards will be broadcast on ITV on Thursday at 8pm.

Beckham flies in for his first Pride of Britain awards

David Beckham Credit: ITV News

David Beckham said he was "excited" to be attending his first Pride of Britain awards as he met some of the winners at the glittering ceremony in London.

The former England football captain turned style icon flew in from New York to present an award at the event.

After meeting one young winner, Beckham said: "It's incredible. It's what the night is all about. So many great young heroes who are going to have an amazing night."

Young Pride of Britain winner meets David Beckham

David Beckham with Bailey Matthews Credit: ITV News

David Beckham praised eight-year-old Pride of Britain winner Bailey Matthews on his choice of three-piece suit when he met the youngster at the awards ceremony.

Bailey hit the headlines in July after a video of him crossing the finish line at his first ever triathlon went viral.

Beckham praised the youngster's choice of suit before asking him whether he liked football.

Watch the Pride of Britain awards on ITV on Thursday at 8pm..

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