AJ and Curtis Pritchard and Alesha Dixon amongst stars celebrating Pride of Scotland Awards

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AJ Pritchard, his brother Curtis Pritchard and Alesha Dixon are just some of the famous faces celebrating the most inspirational people of Scotland at this year's Pride of Scotland Awards.

The former Strictly Come Dancing and Love Island stars and Britain's Got Talent judge all surprised Lily Douglas, the recipient of the Teenager of Courage Award.

Lily, 13, from Perth has been battling a rare form of bone cancer named Ewing's sarcoma since she was nine years old, and has left the people of Scotland inspired with her incredible courage, positivity and determination to help others.

Last July, Lily collapsed and doctors discovered the disease, which affects bones and the surrounding tissue, had spread to her brain, leaving her paralysed and reliant on a wheelchair, unable to move her right side.

Her bravery has inspired people all over Scotland and beyond.

Lily's fundraising page passed its target of £500 less than 24 hours after going live in February and has so far raised £3,380 for NHS Charities.

She went on to win the hearts of celebrities including former Strictly Come Dancing judge and choreographer Dame Arlene Philips and superstar Lewis Capaldi.


Lily was told she had won the award when AJ and Curtis surprised her as she enjoyed a spot of lunch with her mum.

The pair put on a dance to Maroon 5's Moves Like Jagger, wearing face coverings with Lily's smile on and wearing Team Lily T-shirts.

AJ tells her: "We are here to deliver you some fantastic news and we had to do it in person."

Curtis continues: "You have inspired everyone in Scotland and beyond, including myself and AJ."

Former I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star AJ carries on: "We are so honoured to tell you that you have won the Pride of Scotland Teenager of Courage award. You should be so proud of yourself."

Curtis adds: "This is for your incredible bravery and amazing fundraising," as he handed Lily her invite to the ceremony.

In a video message for the deserved recipient of the award, Alesha said: "Congratulations on your Pride of Scotland Award.

"I can't think of anyone who deserves this award more than you do. I'm sending you so much love and I love you, I can't wait to see you soon," before blowing her a big kiss.

The Daily Record Pride of Scotland Awards, in partnership with TSB, will be broadcast on STV tonight at 8pm and on STV Player on 28th July.

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