Ant and Dec to host Prince's Trust Awards in first TV broadcast
Ant and Dec have been named as the hosts of the Prince's Trust Awards for its first ever televised broadcast.
The presenting favourites who won a BAFTA for their show Saturday Night Takeaway last night are actually heading into their 10th year of hosting the event, but this is the first time that it will be shown on TV when it is broadcast on ITV later this month.
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Despite it not having been aired before, the awards ceremony is actually in its 17th year and will be attended by The Prince's Trust founder and president, Prince Charles.
Awards recognise the successes of young people supported by The Prince's Trust and their incredible accomplishments, and will share their remarkable stories of getting their lives back on track after overcoming significant barriers.
Prince Charles, Ant and Dec won't be the only famous faces at the awards – film, television, music and sports stars who are yet to be announced will join them to present the awards.
The Prince's Trust was founded in 1976 and supports children and young people aged from 11 to 30 who are from disadvantaged backgrounds in gaining confidence and skills to change their lives.
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It works with young people who are struggling at school, at risk of exclusion or unemployed to give them better opportunities.
Ant said: "It’s an absolute privilege to be involved in The Prince’s Trust Awards again this year and to be hosting it for the 10th time. It is always so inspirational to hear from these young people who through pure determination and against all odds have come out fighting and achieved so much."
Dec added: "We’re honoured to play a part in the amazing work of The Prince’s Trust. The young people celebrated at The Prince’s Trust Awards have shown real strength, commitment and dedication and are proof that the support offered by The Trust really is life changing."
The awards take place this month and air a short time later in May on ITV.
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