Pride of Britain is such an incredible event - and I have always felt so humbled to be part of it. It is a night that makes you realise just how brave and selfless people of this country can be. It truly is an event that Britain can be extraordinarily proud of.
Right now, there are people going about their everyday lives in towns and villages all over the country, who have no idea that in a few months, they will be the stars of the most amazing night of the year.
Every day, in communities across the length and breadth of our land, men and women, young and old are showing extraordinary courage and character to achieve things that would leave even our greatest Olympians looking on in awe.