Kate Garraway and Linda Nolan were honoured at the best Heroes Awards.

Kate Garraway has been honoured for her work speaking out for carers

Kate Garraway has been honoured for her work speaking out for carers

The 'Good Morning Britain' presenter - who has spoken out in support of unpaid carers in the UK after her husband Derek Draper's devastated health battle following COVID-19 - was recognised alongside the singer after she has been so candid about "living with secondary cancer".

At an emotional ceremony on Wednesday (18.10.23) at St Ermin's Hotel in Westminster, a host of stars came together to celebrate 11 ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Other recipients at the best Heroes Awards included pensioner Chris O'Connor who raised thousands of pounds for charities and drove to Ukraine to deliver hospital supplies despite being given just one year to live.

Eco-heroes Amy and Ella Meek - who were just 10 and 12 years old when they founded Kids Against Plastic - are now inspiring a new generation through Ted Talks, campaigns and more.

The likes of 'Strictly Come Dancing' pros Nadiya Bychkova and Neil Jones were in attendance, as well as 'TOWIE' star James Lock, Mis-Teeq's Sabrina Washington and more.

Siobhan Wykes, the editor in chief of best magazine, said: "Put simply, the best Heroes are all ordinary people doing extraordinary things under unthinkable circumstances.

"This is a very special night. For months, we’ve sifted through nominations and it is always a difficult and close-run decision process, but we finally settled on our worthy winners.

"To our best Heroes, we celebrate and salute you.”

best Heroes Awards 2023 winners

Cheryl Korbel – Giving a voice to victims through Olivia’s Law

Linda Nolan – Living with secondary breast cancer

Chris O’Connor – Veteran fundraiser and Ukrainian supporter

Kate Garraway – Speaking out for carers

David Cowley – Giving 41 years of service to veterans

Mr and Mrs Smith – Raising awareness of young suicide with a ‘wonky heart’

Phil Heckels – Inventive fundraiser and smile-maker

Amy and Ella Meek, Kids Against Plastic – Eco-heroes inspiring the next generation

Musa Motha – Smiling in the face of adversity inspiring dance in ‘different bodies’