The Strip That Down singer handed an award to a youngster who saved her mum’s life with a quick thinking 911 call. The new dad was so impressed he told her he wished his son would grow up and learn to do the same
LIAM Payne showered a five-year-old Pride of Britain award winner with praise tonight – and declared that he hoped his son would grow up to be just like her.
The One Direction star was joined by Jamie Oliver to hand out one of the amazing awards to youngster Suzie McCash at the ceremony, which aired on ITV1 tonight.
Suzie was being recognised for her bravery for saving her mum's life after she fell into anaphylactic shock when home alone with her earlier this year.
She quickly called 911 and stayed on the phone with them as she waited for the ambulance to arrive, telling them everything they needed to make sure she was in good care.
Clearly impressed by her quick thinking, Liam – who had baby Bear earlier this year with other half Cheryl – knelt next to the award winner to heap her with praise and said: "Wow. I mean Suzie, you are just so brave aren't you?
"I've just had a little baby boy myself – and if he grows up to be half as brave as you are, I'd be extremely proud. Congratulations."
Suzie was granted the Child of Courage award, and was one of nine winners honoured at this year's star-studded ceremony.
Liam later posted a picture of him with Suzie, her mum, and Jamie Oliver on Twitter, adding: Privileged to meet and hear about Suzie McCash’s story.
@PrideOfBritain is a show to celebrate all of these brave and courageous people."
The little one was clearly taken aback by the glitzy ceremony – and left the audience in giggles as she admitted she wasn't sure who any of the celebrities were.
She then told host Carol Vorderman that her mum told her chef Jamie was a "pasta maker" – melting viewers hearts across the country.
She did however, notice Prince William, and shyly gave him a wave from the stage, which he gladly gave back.
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