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Comedian David Walliams surprises 'inspiration' Alice
5:50pm Thursday 25th October 2012 in News
COMEDIAN David Walliams posed as a zookeeper to surprise an inspirational Ulverston teenager on a day out at the zoo.
The comedy star disguised himself in a green uniform and cap and snuck up on cancer sufferer Alice Pyne to present her with a Pride of Britain Award.
Alice, who is terminally ill with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, said she was stunned to receive the prize after being nominated as a teenager of courage.
The 16-year-old has campaigned tirelessly to improve the lives of others by raising funds and encouraging people to sign up to the bone marrow register.
Her online blog, which she started last year, included a ‘bucket list’ of things she wanted to achieve before she died. It was seen by audiences across the globe and made headlines when it received a million hits in one day.
This week, she told readers: “I've won a Pride of Britain award! I found out about this about a month ago and to be honest, I have worried about it since because I just don't think that I'm like the other winners that they've had.
“My life is just too good for me to go anywhere at the moment!”
Comic David said said he was delighted to meet Alice – and hand her the invitation to the glittering awards night on Monday (October 29).