Pride of Britain Awards: Carol Vorderman thanks doctor who saved her life 12 years ago

Pride of Britain host carol Vorderman gave an emotional thanks last night to the doctor who saved her life 12 years ago.

The former Countdown star came face-to-face again with Doctor David Nott who received an award for his 23 years of voluntary work.

With tears in her eyes, she revealed she nearly died from sepsis - a form of blood poisoning - in 2004.

She told the audience: "Not many people know this but I was rushed into hospital 12 years ago with an emergency and looked into the eyes of this man, thank the Lord, because I was a matter of hours from death with sepsis.

"David was there in A&E and whisked me off and gave me drugs for a long time to calm everything down and did a very, very long operation on me - and I just want to say thank you."

The star, who has presented the awards for over a decade, then turned to Dr Nott and gave him a hug.

Carol hugs Dr Nott as she thanks him for saving her life. Credit: Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards 2016

Speaking on ITV News at lunchtime about the special moment, Carol said: "He is an incredible man.

"Dr Nott is an NHS surgeon and on behalf of all the NHS patients I just wanted to thank him."

Doctor Nott - also known as the 'Indiana Jones of medicine' for his medical work in war-torn countries such as Syria - was presented the award by singer Tom Jones at the London ceremony.

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