Carol Vorderman has been hosting the Pride Of Britain Awards since 1999, but last night’s ceremony – due to air on ITV tonight – saw her get emotional for a very unique reason.
Although the presenter is normally seen tearing up at the inspiring stories of everyday heroes, one of this year’s winners was a little closer to home for Carol.
War surgeon Dr. David Nott won the Special Recognition award for his work in dangerous parts of the world, with the brave doctor continuously risking his life to save others in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.
However, Carol also revealed that David is the surgeon who once saved her life when she was rushed to hospital 12 years ago with sepsis.
Speaking to the crowd, Carol emotionally explained to the crowd: “Not many people know this but I was rushed into hospital 12 years ago.
“I looked into the eyes of this man, thank the Lord – because I was a matter of hours from death from sepsis.
“David was there in A&E and whisked me off and gave me drugs for a long time to calm me down and he did a very, very long operation on me and I just want to say thank you.”
Carol then burst into tears and hugged David, who received the longest standing ovation of the night.
The Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards airs on ITV tonight.