I fancy Max George but was more excited to meet Professor Stephen Hawking...

On Monday night I was invited to the sobfest that is the Pride Of Britain Awards. The ballroom at the Grosvenor Hotel was packed with the biggest stars in showbiz.

And during the awards I admit to welling up at some of the inspirational heroes being honoured.

Of course I schmoozed the night away, chatting to the lovely This Morning presenter Eamon Holmes, Daybreak‘s Richard Arnold and even stopped to admire Rochelle Humes‘ gorgeous plait.

But that was before I spied those charming The Wanted boys and Union J hanging out together.

Of course, I did what any excitable 30-something would do and demanded a boyband sandwich – with me as the filling!

With Max George and Tom Parker either side of me, Union J‘s Josh Cuthbert and Jaymi Hensley joined in the fun. Both bands a BIG fans of the Now magazine.

And after some chit chat, we went our separate ways and I bumped into gorgeous Paralympic gold medallist Jonnie Peacock

But the highlight of the night was yet to come.

As the aftershow party kicked off in the bar, I saw Professor Stephen Hawking. You know, the incredible physicist who wrote A Brief History Of Time which sold over £10 million copies worldwide.

Stephen, 71, was diagnoised with motor nerone disease at just 21 and is one of the most famous scientists in the world.

Think The Big Bang Theory‘s Sheldon Cooper but even smarter.

I spoke to one of his carers who asked Stephen if I could have a picture taken and he happily agreed. And I told him he’s awesome. What else do you say to such an inspirational man?

There’s even a movie being made of his life, Theory Of Everything, with the gorgeous Eddie Redmayne playing young Stephen. And Stephen has even been seen on the set laughing with Eddie.

The movie is out in 2015. And I can’t wait to watch his incredible life on the big screen.

After all, it’s going to be a hell of a lot more interesting than that One Direction: This Is Us film I had to see earlier this year!

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