Alison Hammond 'finally' celebrates award win after missing out on NTA

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Alison Hammond is in full celebration mode after ‘finally’ winning an award for her presenting skills after losing out at the National Television Awards.

The TV icon bagged an award at the 2022 Ethnicity Awards in partnership with Metro, after being nominated alongside the likes of Clive Myrie and Charlene White.

Speaking about her win on This Morning today, Alison began: ‘I’ve finally got an award everyone!

‘Obviously we’re not defined by awards and trophies in life but today I am defined by it, I’ve got a trophy which means I’m a good presenter.’

She thanked her This Morning team, saying she ‘couldn’t have done this without you darling’ to co-host Dermot O’Leary, and adding that she wouldn’t be hear without all the crew who work behind-the-scenes.

Alison also added that the award ‘would have meant an absolute pleasure to my mum,’ saying that her late mum ‘was with [her]’ at the ceremony last night.

‘I know, I felt her there,’ Alison added, paying tribute to her mum who died in 2020 from liver and lung cancer.

This comes after Alison missed out on the best presenter award at the NTAs, after going up against comedy duo Ant and Dec, who have now won the award for an unbelievable 21 years in a row.

But, despite Ant and Dec bagging the award, with Stephen Mulhern on hand to accept it on their behalf, Alison actually thought she’d heard her name, and beaten their streak.

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‘I thought I heard my name, how embarrassing was that!’ she laughed.

Alison was speaking exclusively to at the Ethnicity Awards, with Metro partnering up with this year’s biggest Black, Asian, and ethnic minority red carpet event in the UK.

‘I knew Ant and Dec were gonna [win],’ she said, adding: ‘I actually voted for Ant and Dec, I thought it would be really big-headed if I voted for myself.‘

She went on to say she voted for them because she ‘absolutely loves’ them, labeling them ‘icons.’

‘I never really expected to win,’ Alison insisted.

Ethnicity Awards 2022: All the winners

Music artist – Emeli Sandé
Legal & General – Rachel Henry
Metro – Presenter, journalist or host – Alison Hammond
National Grid – Workplace hero – Tolu Falade
BP – Network group, race together – Nationwide Building Society
Online influencer – Naomi & Natalie Evans [Everyday Racism]
Lloyds Banking Group – Champion (Ally) – Paul Plewman
Charity or community initiative – Muslim Council of Britain
Sports personality – Dina Asher-Smith
Outstanding contribution to music – Jamal Edwards MBE
Paramount – Inspirational leader – Leon Donald
Macquarie – Outstanding contribution to communities – Hau-Yu Tam
Public service or campaigner – Munira Wilson MP
Sports trailblazer – Sir Mo Farah
Tesco – Outstanding employer – Lloyds Banking Group
BT – Exceptional inclusion – Ade Rawcliffe
Media progress moment – Azeem Rafiq 
Burberry – Inspirational public figure – Johannes Radebe
HSBC UK – LIFETIME Achievement – Sir Lenny Henry

‘But on the day everyone was like “you’re gonna win, you know. And then you’re like, “you know what, I actually might win!”

‘I never really dream that big, and just to be in the nomination was unbelievable. To be voted into that – I was the only woman there. It was lovely.’

This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV.

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