Watch emotional Pride of Birmingham Awards as Kym Marsh hosts ceremony

Kym Marsh hosts the Pride of Birmingham awards tonight honouring the unsung heroes of Birmingham, which include an eight year old burns victim – and you can watch the winners announced live here.

The 45 year old will lead the show, held in partnership with TSB, at the Great Hall at Birmingham University, where citizens will be recognised for their brave efforts following incidents of tragedy, illness and violence.

Numerous celebrities will appear at the show alongside Kym, including Strictly Come Dancing’s Amy Dowden, Ben Shepherd, Liberty Poole, Olivia Bowen, Beverly Knight, Lady Leshurr, and many more.

Following the last two years of the devastating pandemic, the Pride of Birmingham awards will highlight the importance in uplifting those who have managed to overcome difficulties and made positive differences to the community.

“I'm so excited about Pride of Birmingham. It's been two years since we have been able to get together properly for these awards, so I know it's going to be a fantastic night,” host Kym said ahead of the show.

“But what makes it truly special is the winners. They are so inspirational and courageous, their stories really touch your heart, and I can't wait to meet them.”

The ceremony will feature inspirational people including Oscar Jealous, a terminally ill schoolboy battling Batten Disease who consistently uplifts those around him.

Lynne Baird MBE, 65, whose son died from a fatal stabbing, will also be acknowledged for her campaign for accessible bleed kits, as well as teenager Lottie Fradcina, who raised money for her lifesaving brain surgery after posting her recovery on TikTok.

Special recognition at the Pride of Birmingham Awards will go to Debbie Douglas, 63 , who fought in bringing down jailed cosmetic surgeon, Ian Paterson, after he maimed her and thousands of other cancer patients in the West Midlands over a 14-year period.

The lifetime achievement honour will be presented to Nazir Afzal, 60, a Birmingham-born lawyer and the first Muslim Chief Prosecutor for grooming victims, fighting for women’s rights over issues of genital mutilation, honour killings and forced marriage.

TSB Regional Director Claire Steele added about the ceremony: "It has been a tough year for the people of Birmingham, but time and again we have heard stories of how people and communities have done incredible things to support each other.

"At TSB we are delighted to once again be partnering with The Pride of Birmingham Awards, to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of all these."

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