Cheryl Cole, David Beckham and Gary Barlow at Pride of Britain Awards

The Pride of Britain Awards will air on October 5 at 8pm on STV and a host of famous faces will come out in force to honour the nation’s unsung heroes.

Cheryl Cole, David Beckham and Prince Charles are amongst those who will pay tribute and present awards to ordinary people who have done extraordinary things.

Cheryl flew to Afghanistan last week and spent time with the forces at Camp Bastion. Footage of her trip will be aired on the show and the star was clearly moved by the courage of our soldiers as she Tweeted: “A shout out to all my soldiers.. Just got back from Afghanistan.. Unbelievable experience.. I wish I could've bought them all home with me X”

Prince Charles shares a moving moment with one emotional winner, while David Beckham makes one very special little lady’s dream come true.

The footballer said: "I'm always delighted to take part in the Pride of Britain Awards. The winners are always amazing, particularly the little children. I think the bravery and courage they show is an example to us all."

Other winners include a six-year-old cancer survivor who raised £20,000 for other kids he met on the ward and a fundraising genius who turned his personal heartbreak into a £50million charity for sick children.

The heroes of this summer’s riots are set to feature as will the supergran who foiled an armed robbery by battering the raiders with her handbag.

It’s one of the most heart-warming and inspiring events of the year and host Carol Vorderman, who has presented the Awards since they began in 1999, said: "It's always such a great pleasure hosting Pride of Britain. For me, it is the only awards show on TV that really matters because the winners are real people who could not be more deserving.

"Over the past decade, there have been so many heart-warming, inspiring stories of people who have contributed so much to this country. It's a chance for us to celebrate Britain at its best and I'm not surprised it has become the biggest national event of its kind."

Even ‘mr nasty’ himself, Simon Cowell, can’t help but be moved by the Pride of Britain Awards.

He said: "These awards are far superior to the Brits and Baftas. I genuinely believe it's the best award ceremony of the year. It makes you realise exactly what life is about and what people have to overcome."

A SENSE OF PRIDE

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