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Dermot O’Leary offers ‘particular thanks’ to the Duke of Cambridge

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Dermot O’Leary has given a “particular thanks” to the Duke of Cambridge after accepting the Bafta finest stay occasion award for The Earthshot Prize, which the presenter described because the William’s “child”.

The Earthshot Prize was launched in 2020 by The Duke of Cambridge and Sir David Attenborough to reward bold initiatives serving to the setting.

The prize ceremony, hosted by TV presenter O’Leary, 48, and radio host Clara Amfo in October final yr, noticed 5 initiatives awarded £1 million.

Throughout the seventy fifth Bafta TV awards on Sunday, the pair accepted the award for finest stay occasion, with O’Leary paying “particular thanks” to the Duke of Cambridge as it’s “simple to be cynical about someone who has come from privilege”, however the Earthshot Prize was “his child”.

Dermot O’Leary and Clara Amfo offered the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony final yr (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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He described engaged on the present as a “privilege” and “essentially the most life-affirming expertise for all of us”.

He added: “A phrase as nicely, only a particular because of Prince William, as a result of it is rather simple to be cynical about somebody who comes from such privilege however he approached the entire thing with this unbelievable empathy and enthusiasm, vitality and this actually is his child which is why Earthshot is now fourth in line to the throne!”

Amfo, 37, added: “I believe the factor I’m actually happy with about this present is that it wasn’t purported to be preachy and ‘we’re all so horrible.’

“I believe it was the factor Maya Angelou as soon as mentioned ‘when you understand higher, you simply do higher’.

“So I believe that is about us studying to do higher.”

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