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Captain Tom Moore Receives Pride Of Britain Award On Good Morning Britain

Captain Tom Moore Receives Pride Of Britain Award On Good Morning Britain

After he raised more than £28m by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday, Britain's newest national treasure Captain Tom Moore was presented with a Pride of Britain award on Good Morning Britain earlier on today.

As well as the award, which was presented by Carol Vorderman, the 99-year-old also received tributes from Ray Winstone, Rita Ora, Bear Grylls, Michael Sheen, England football captain Harry Kane, and Queen Elizabeth herself.

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On top of that, tributes also came from David Jason, Joanna Lumley, and Julie Walters.

Not a bad list, altogether.

From one captain to another... Credit: ITV
From one captain to another... Credit: ITV

Moore appeared to be left speechless by the award, which was presented to him on ITV this morning. He also gave an interview to presenters Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan.

The ex-army man said: "That is absolutely amazing.

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"It's very difficult for me to believe something like this because the Pride of Britain award is a very important one. You are all so very very kind.

"I thank all the people who nominated me for the award. I am very humbled by receiving this magnificent award.

"I'm completely taken aback by this because I know it's such an important award."

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Viewers were equally as moved at Tom's award, and - as seems to be a running theme - his good nature, humility, and positive attitude in the face of what is a pretty bleak global crisis.

Even Lizzie has paid tribute to Captain Tom. Credit: ITV
Even Lizzie has paid tribute to Captain Tom. Credit: ITV

One person tweeted: "Sat here crying my eyes out! @captaintommoore you are the pride of Britain @piersmorgan @carolvorders @susannareid100 thank you."

Another wrote: "Crying my eyes out. Well done Sir. Well done @piersmorgan. So well deserved you are truly inspirational keep up the fantastic work xxx"

A third person said: "Aww I love seeing captain tom get his well deserved pride of britain award scriked my eyes out!"

Now, Captain Tom is building up towards his 100th birthday, which takes place on April 30 - that's next Thursday.

As we all know by now, Tom prepared for that by agreeing to walk 100 laps around his garden to raise money for the NHS.

So far, he's raised more than £28m for NHS charities. Credit: PA
So far, he's raised more than £28m for NHS charities. Credit: PA

Despite only setting out to raise £1,000 - which would have been a fantastic effort too, by the way - his cause quickly found the way to the heart of the general public around the world.

At the last check, he's raised more than £28m off the back of donations from 1.3m different people.

The JustGiving page is still there, if you haven't chucked in already.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: uk news, TV and Film, covid-19-positive, UK Entertainment

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother. Contact Tom on [email protected]