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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..


Miliband congratulates 'amazing' Pride Of Britain winners

Labour leader Ed Miliband has congratulated the Pride of Britain winners on their achievement and their "inspiring" stories helping others.

PM welcomes Pride of Britain winners to Downing St

David Cameron pictured with some of the Pride of Britain award winners Credit: Twitter / @David_Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed the winners of the Pride of Britain Awards to Downing Street this morning.

Celebrities, politicians and sports stars gathered last night to celebrate the courageous stories of Britain's unsung heroes.

Miliband: White trousers 'among many fashion faux pas'

The Labour leader Ed Miliband has revealed he "had many fashion faux pas in the 80s", admitting "I think it may have been white trousers and not a nice v-neck."

Earlier in the year, Mr Miliband told Now magazine he wasn't "massively interested in clothes" and that his wardrobe contained "big jumpers and nasty corduroys."

Speaking to Absolute Radio at last night's Pride of Britain Awards, Mr Miliband confessed he did not know who the pop group The Saturdays were as they were being interviewed next to him.

He said he had not watched this year's X Factor, but did reveal he was sitting on a table with judge Nicole Scherzinger so he could catch up on the series.

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