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.
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.
- The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards 2016 is on ITV tonight at 8pm