Doctor Hilary Jones MBE is the latest celebrity to be announced as a guest for the South Wiltshire Hero Awards.

He will join host Simon Weston CBE and Strictly Come Dancing Judge Craig Revel Horwood for the star-studded event, which is to be screened online in the summer.

Today (April 19) is the final day for the nominations to be made for nine awards, which will recognise all those in the region who have played their part in helping others during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The GP and author has been ITV‘s Health Editor on TV a.m. Daybreak, Good Morning Britain and the Lorraine Kelly show since 1989.

He said he is delighted to support his colleagues in the health service and all those who have stepped up during the crisis.  

Bill Browne, on behalf of the organisers, said: “It’s not too late to put someone forward.

"If you have found yourself saying ‘I just don’t know what I would have done without them’ then the chances are they are the right kind of candidate for us.

“We know there are people in medical support who do not always get the praise they deserve and the 999 services are not always the first to put themselves forward.

"We still want to hear about those members of the public, both young and old, who have done remarkable things.

“These awards are to highlight just how much unseen work has gone on. And it is our way of saying thank you.”

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