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'X Factor', Olympic stars, Spice Girls at Pride of Britain Awards 2012

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Olly Murs, Dermot O'Leary and Nicole Scherzinger were among the stars who attended the 2012 Pride of Britain Awards last night (October 29).

Prince Charles was the guest of honour at the annual ceremony, which recognises the unsung heroes of Great Britain.

Mo Farah, Bradley Wiggins and Ellie Simmonds were also among the Olympic athletes who were honoured at the event.

Holly Willoughby, Tulisa Contostavlos, Gary Barlow, and the finalists of The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing were also in attendance.
[In pictures - The celebrity arrivals at the 2012 Pride of Britain Awards]

Prince Charles said of the event: "I'm proud of the British Spirit at home and around the world.

"You'd be amazed at the number of letters I have had from people abroad and heads of state congratulating people of this country in doing something so remarkable and with such style.

"I am also so proud of Team GB. So let us build on this legacy and remind ourselves for once how special this country is when individuals operate as part of a team and let's just remember how good the British are at organising things.

"In the words of Carly Simon in the song for the Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, which I can never get out of my head: 'Nobody Does it Better'."

Gary Barlow added: "Pride of Britain is a truly inspirational night.

"I'm always in awe at the heroism and selflessness being recognised here. It's very special."

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