Alison Hammond has confirmed she’s finally ready to exchange vows with her secret boyfriend, more than two years after embarking on a relationship away from the public eye.
The in-demand This Morning presenter admitted she was open to a marriage proposal while leading the red carpet glamour at London’s Marriott Grosvenor Square ahead of The Ethnicity Awards in partnership with Metro.co.uk on Thursday evening.
Alison, 47, wore a glimmering gown emblazoned with black and gold diamanté encrusting as she rubbed shoulders with guests including Strictly Come Dancing professional Johannes Radebe and singer Sinitta.
The ceremony, hosted by Loose Women star and comedian Judi Love, took place against the backdrop of a tumultuous year in the UK which has featured serious race storms, hate crimes and incidents of discrimination.
Celebrities and public figures, recognised as advocates who are working to progress equality, were honoured with accolades – notably Alison, who was named Host Of The Year.
Discussing her love life with MailOnline, she said: ‘There is someone special, and if he wants to pop the question, he can pop away.’
Despite featuring on the winner’s list just days after claiming her first National Television Awards with daytime magazine show This Morning, the presenter – a former cinema usher – admits she still struggles to acknowledge her own fame.
She said: ‘I still don’t think I’ve made it. I’m so proud. I am so proud. But I’ve been proud of all my life. Like, I’ve not ever felt like not proud. I always feel proud of the stuff that I’m doing. I’ve never been disappointed in anything that I’ve done.
‘But it’s good though, isn’t it? Because you just want to keep going, and it depends what I see as having made it. Maybe I see it as being married, but I’m not married yet, so maybe I haven’t made it yet.’
Congratulations in order…! Alison scooped up the Host Of The Year award, beaming proudly with her trophy following the win
Stunning ladies: Alison, who scooped up the Host of the Year prize at the award show, stunned in the glitzy gown, beamed alongside the ceremony’s host Judi Love
Alison stunned in the glitzy gown, which featured a sweetheart neckline as she layered a mesh, floor-length kimono on top.
Sporting a pair of pointed toe heels, she amped up the glamour with a full palette of makeup, styling her dark locks in a soft wave and side part.
Johannes Radebe looked ultra stylish in a taupe suede belted suit, layered over a chocolate brown checkered shirt.
The dancer added a pair of tinted frame sunglasses as he took to the red carpet, posing for a slew of shots.
Stylish: Johannes looked suave in the velvet brown suit, with the blazer tying together with a metal buckle belt
Winter look: He added a chocolate checkered polo shirt underneath, sticking to his autumnal colour scheme
Winner! He collected the Burberry Inspirational Public Figure prize during the ceremony, which was handed to him by BBC Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts
He collected the Burberry Inspirational Public Figure prize during the ceremony, which was handed to him by BBC Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts.
Meanwhile, Sinitta posed up a storm on the red carpet as she sported the vibrant fitted trousers, pairing them with a knitted lilac crop top.
The singer left her locks to fall freely in a natural curl, throwing a navy blazer on top of the look as she carried a mini handbag to match the ensemble.
Bright: Meanwhile, Sinitta posed up a storm on the red carpet as she sported the vibrant fitted trousers, pairing them with a knitted lilac crop top
She took to the stage during the ceremony to present Emile Sande with the Music Artist of the Year award.
Celebrities and public figures, recognised as advocates who are working to progress equality, were honoured with accolades during the evening.
The night was hosted by Loose Women panellist Judi Love, who opted for a bright blazer midi dress for the evening – with a tie cinched waist.
Chic: Judi opted for a bright blazer midi dress for the evening – with a tie cinched waist
She and Alison beamed together on the red carpet, after the comedian and TV star honoured the presenter with her gong on stage.
Dina Asher-Smith was awarded with the Sports Personality Of The Year Award at the ceremony, looking stunning as she sported a studded dress.
The number featured a bardot neckline, black mesh material and silver studded design, as the beauty pulled her locks away from her face for the look.
Beauty: Dina Asher-Smith looked stunning as she sported a studded dress with a bardot neckline
Bardot: The number featured a bardot neckline, black mesh material and silver studded design, as the beauty pulled her locks away from her face for the look
Achievement: She took home the Sports Personality Of The Year Award during the night
Triumphant: The beauty proudly posed with her new accolade while taking to the winners room after being awarded
Meanwhile, Karenjeet Kaur Bains looked sensational as she took to the awards, sporting a mustard printed crop top and skirt saree.
The Commonwealth champ added some matching silver bangles to the look as she flexed her muscles for the camera, porting a radiant makeup look.
Loose Women’s Linda Robson also took to the red carpet in an acid wash monochrome dress, layering a longline coat on top of her look.
Dressed to the nines: Karenjeet Kaur Bains (left) looked sensational as she took to the awards, sporting a mustard printed crop top and skirt saree while Gurlaine K-Garcha (right) stunned in black
Smiles: Gurlaine was all smiles as she beamed alongside a guest, throwing a black chained handbag over her shoulder
Stunner: Karenjeet had her chocolate locks styled into a curl, going for a radiant makeup look
Night out: Loose Women’s Linda Robson also took to the red carpet for the evening, sporting a patterned flowing dress
Layers: She added a longline cream coat on top of the dress, smiling for snaps at the bash
Red carpet beauties: Nina Wadia (left) and Sum Ting Wong (right)
The list of winners for the evening included Sir Lenny Henry, who was awarded with the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award while Sir Mo Farah won a Sports Trailblazer Award for using his platform to speak out against discrimination.
Mo shared: ‘In my career, I have always tried to be a great role model to the younger generation of colour and show them what is possible through hard work and trying your best.
‘That’s all we can do. These awards are very important to recognise the hard work that goes into this. I’’m thrilled to accept this award, thank you all. Love.’
Leading the pack: Leon Donald (left) was proud to take home the Inspirtational leader award as Tolu Falade (right) was named the ‘Workplace Hero’ with the National grid trophy
Awarsa show: Celebrities and public figures, recognised as advocates who are working to progress equality, were honoured with accolades during the evening
Dazzling: Angellica Bell amped up the glamour with a sequin jumpsuit, with a plunging neckline and long sleeve
All black: While Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije sported a star printed dress with a mesh skirt, layering a black blazer on top
Awards: Munira Wilson (left) scooped up the Public Service or Campaigner Award while a representative for the Muslim Council of Britain posed with the Charity or community initiative award (right)
Influencers: Naomi Evans and Natalie Evans appeared pleased after being awarded the Online influencer award
Communties:Hau-Yu Tam beamed while holding the Macquarie – outstanding contribution to communities award
The Ethnicity Awards 2022 winners
Lifetime Achievement Award
Sir Lenny Henry
Sports Trailblazer Award
Sir Mo Farah
Inspirational Public Figure
Sports Personality of the Year
Host of the Year
Public Service or Campaigner
Munira Wilson MP
Music Artist of the Year award
Media Impact Award
Online Influencer of the Year
Naomi and Natalie Evans
Outstanding Contribution to Music
Jamal Edwards MBE
Outstanding contribution to communties
Media progress moment
Lloys Banking Group ally
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