Carol Vorderman is no stranger to the Pride of Britain Awards. The former Countdown star has hosted the award’s annual show, honoring some of the UK’s most inspiring heroes, since it first aired in 1999.
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Yesterday it hosted for the 24th time, this time joined by the dancer Ashley Banjo. Voderman, 61, stunned in two outfits: a red dress with train for the red carpet and a strapless gray dress to wear.
On Sunday night, Vorderman surprised his 247,000 Instagram followers by showing them exactly what he would wear to the awards ceremony.
And while most celebrities like to use events and red carpets to show off lavish new outfits, this year Vorderman took the sustainable route.
“In the spirit of my past and sustainability … @ashleybanjogram and I are wearing beautiful dresses for this year [sic] Pride of Britain we wore earlier ♻️🤩 Ash is wearing the dress he wore as a best man at @jordbanjo’s wedding earlier this year and I am wearing a gorgeous dress that I wore on stage for POB in 2018, “he wrote the Instagram Video.
“The dress is beautiful silk and it was a very good sustainable process. Ps… they are NOT real gems around the waist… ha ha, ”she revealed.
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In his Instagram post, Vorderman starts off with a tee and leggings before playfully twirling into a gorgeous floor-length dress.
The smoky gray silk dress featured an integrated bodice and dazzling diamond trim along the sides.
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“We are doing things a little differently this year, we have worked hard to make the whole event as green as possible,” explained the host.
“As part of this, for my red carpet and stage dresses, I wear two dresses that I had previously worn, so we recycled two of the great dresses that were made for me.”
If you tuned in to the show last year, Vorderman’s second suit might look familiar. He wore Suzanne Neville’s fiery red design when she co-hosted the event in 2021.
“Last year I wore this gorgeous red dress made by @suzanneneville on stage to host the show. This year we will add a simple chiffon train and wear it on the red carpet. I am so happy for two reasons. I really love this dress. … and he’s still fine. Ah, “he revealed in a second Instagram post.
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“You know I love to wear the same things many, many, many times. And I was brought up wearing traditional clothes,” she said.
“This year at @prideofbritain we are taking this and recycling our clothes and pretty good too.”