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Celebrity Quotes


HRH Prince Charles

"The Pride of Britain awards remind us of the compassion, decency and courage which still exists in every corner of the land."

HRH Prince Charles

Tony Blair

"What is truly humbling is the genuine astonishment of the award winners at being singled out in this way - their belief that almost anyone would have done the same, given the same chance or challenge. Today is a day which not only makes you proud to be British, but also underlines why our country is so special."

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair

Paul McCartney

"I was blown away by the whole thing when I first went. I am always amazed by the winners - they are extraordinary people who's achievements are truly humbling."

Sir Paul McCartney

	Sir Michael Caine

"I have been to some awards in my time but never to an awards like this. It is the most extraordinary thing. I have had to borrow some tissues. I am trying to look very manly but it's hit me hard. If there are any actors watching you might like to realise how unimportant you are."

Sir Michael Caine

Awards host Carol Vorderman

"It's reassuring to know people want to watch real people getting awards. The stars of the show are ordinary folk who have achieved extraordinary things. Every year I stand on the stage, look out at all these famous faces and just think, wow, they're all here to recognise the phenomenal achievements of normal people."

Awards host Carol Vorderman

Dame Helen Mirren

"It was an honour just to sit amongst such incredible people. I can't remember ever being so moved. The stories of these incredible people are the sort of thing that really gives you faith in human nature. This is what an awards ceremony should be."

Dame Helen Mirren

David Beckham

"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."

David Beckham

Jude Law

"All of the winners' stories are incredibly humbling. They are great examples of bravery and generosity. What I do is very easy -I just get given lines and read them to a camera. But the recipients of the Pride of Britain awards have achieved something incredible and show great inner strength. It's always a very moving experience. All the winners are very deserving."

Jude Law

Victoria Beckham

"The people who get these awards are just amazing. It's so emotional I was thinking about wearing waterproof mascara before I came here."

Victoria Beckham

Robbie Williams

"The kids who win these awards are just amazing. They are so brave they break your heart. Michaela tells me she's a big fan of mine. Let me tell you I am her Number One fan. We've swapped e-mail addresses and I have got a new friend."

Robbie Williams

Sting

"It was a great event and I was very honoured - and delighted - to have been part of it all."

Sting

Sharon Osbourne

"This is when celebrities take a back seat and applaud the people who really should be famous - ordinary people showing inspiring courage in extraordinary circumstances."

Sharon Osbourne

Sir Richard Branson

"I've been part of Pride of Britain since day one and it is still amazing year after year. It's a marvellous celebration of individual courage, determination and achievement. The winners are a wonderful reminder of what the human spirit can achieve - and stand for so much of what makes me proud of our country."

Sir Richard Branson

Ozzy Osbourne

"Whenever I have a bad day I just think of these people."

Ozzy Osbourne

Joanna Lumley

"The experience has been completely uplifting. It makes you realise there are so many fantastic people in the world."

Joanna Lumley

Simon Cowell

"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."

Simon Cowell

Gordon Ramsay

"It's a humbling experience. These people have been through extraordinary events. They're an inspiration."

Gordon Ramsay

Jamie Oliver

"I think the awards are amazing. They make you realise how many amazing people there are in the country who will go that extra mile to help others. It really lifts you up."

Jamie Oliver

David Hasselhoff

"I was thinking that what the winners, young and old, had done is far-reaching. They have affected so many people's lives. Some of them had saved other people's lives, but by doing so they had also positively affected those people's children, their grandchildren, their relatives and their friends - that is amazing."

David Hasselhoff

Diana Ross

"I don't mind admitting that I cried. I defy anyone not to. The courage and bravery of these people - especially the children - was humbling. I consider it a privilege to have witnessed it all. It was a room filled with people who had put themselves out to help others. It was one of the most emotional things I've ever witnessed."

Diana Ross

Jonathan Ross

"There were some truly humbling stories. The moments with Sophie Render and Mike Kehoe will stay with me forever."

Jonathan Ross

Sir Ian Botham

"It is without a doubt the best team I have ever had the privilege to be ranked with."

Sir Ian Botham

Charlotte Church

"I love the awards, they go to fantastic people. The stories are always so incredible and they remind you how many decent people there are who make a difference for others."

Charlotte Church

Gary Lineker

"It is always a tremendously moving and emotional day for everyone. It was an honour and a privilege to be involved with such brilliant and inspiring people."

Gary Lineker

Colin Montgomerie

"The real stars are here to collect their awards, and rightly so. They deserve it. Every story I have heard here today has made me realise these are real heroes."

Colin Montgomerie

Billy Zane

"It's genius to put a pin into the all-too inflated bubble that is the world of celebrity and give credit where credit's due. Ceremonies like this are long overdue. I don't know whether there is an equivalent in the US but if not, there should be."

Billy Zane

Cilla Black

"It's a fabulous ceremony, I feel privileged to go. I find it impossible not to be moved by all that has been achieved by these people."

Cilla Black

Chris Tarrant

"I have said it before, but I'll say it again, this is the most worthwhile awards show there is - bar none. It's the time when we can feel proud to be British and it brings all those showbiz egos - mine included - down a peg or three."

Chris Tarrant

Ronan Keating

"She saved someone's life and she is only five years old. Look at me - what have I done?"

Ronan Keating

Lee Evans

"It's nice to see the 'everyday' people who make this country so great get the recognition they deserve."

Lee Evans

I was blown away by the whole thing when i first went. I am always amazed by the winers they are extraordinary people... - Sir Paul McCartney

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