Pride of Britain Awards

The 15th year of the Pride of Britain Awards have been marked with a gala ceremony in central London hosted by broadcaster and presenter Carol Vorderman. The awards, which celebrate the country's unsung heroes, will be screened on ITV at 8pm tonight.

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Beckham 'so privileged' to present award to Malala

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban last year, has been presented with a Pride of Britain award by David Beckham.

Handing Malala, the Teenager of Courage Award in London, the football icon said: “You’re an amazing young lady..I’m privileged to present this award to you.”

Malala was nominated by members of the public for her courage in campaigning for access to education for girls.

As she received the award, the 16-year-old said: "It is an honour for me that I am receiving this award from your hands."

Malala gets a Pride of Britain Award from Beckham

David Beckham presents a Mirror Pride of Britain Teenager of Courage to Malala Yousafzai, Credit: Philip Coburn/Daily Mirror/PA Wire

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban after campaigning for girls' education, has received a Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Award from David Beckham.

He told the 16-year-old: "You're an amazing young lady, a very special young lady, and your story has moved millions of people around the world.

"I'm so privileged and honoured to present this award to you."

Malala said: “It is such an honour to receive this award. It will help me continue my campaign.”

The Pride of Britain awards will be screened on ITV at 8pm on Tuesday

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