M&B’s Big Heart Awards celebrated some truly inspiring reader stories yesterday – and left many in tears. Famous faces including Danielle O’Hara and Dr. Dawn Harper joined us for the afternoon, as well as co-host Jenny Frost who gave out the awards with editor-in-chief Claire Irvin. We’ve rounded up some of the best celeb snaps and behind-the-scenes notes from the day.
Danielle and Jenny Frost having a cuddle with Noah Wall and his family, who came to accept the Against All Odds Baby award.
Making the most of the sunshine (finally!) in a Zara dress, mum of three Danielle was really moved, tweeting ‘At the mother and baby big heart awards so sad and inspirational brings back memories of when Harry was born #bliss’. Image: Rex
In a chic Warehouse top and skirt with a Chanel handbag, Imogen tweeted ‘Emotional awards. I'm in bits @MotherAndBaby #BigHearts’. Image: Rex
Imogen also posed for an adorable photo with Noah... who made a grab for her Monsoon necklace.
Our co-host for the day, Jenny charmed everyone on stage (including the ‘cute’ winner of our Fantastic Father award!). Warm, funny and at times tearful, she wore a Zara dress, chatted with all our winners and had lots of cuddles with the children. Image: Rex
Jenny getting camera ready with make-up artist Louise and Studio10Beauty.
Fresh from her time on The Jump, TV presenter Laura joined us with four-month-old Rocco. Image: Rex
Looking seriously dapper...
In an outfit from Childsplay Clothing, Rocco was super-relaxed (apart from a little grumble during our chat with her!) and enjoyed a cuddle with Danielle O’Hara – as well as lots of attention from the M&B team.
Dr. Dawn Harper
In a Diva Catwalk dress, Dawn sat with our deputy editor Jo and spoke about all the awards, including how lovely the Fantastic Father award couple James and Andrea were.
TV presenter and journalist Sam in her floral vintage-style dress.
Sam spoke to Jenny Frost and our Beyond The Call Of Duty award winner Kit Pennington, here with her proud daughter Kate.
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