More stars have been announced for this year’s Hereford Times Health and Social Care Awards.

TV celebrities Dr Phil Hammond, Ben Fogle and Mike Bushell are all lined up to make an appearance at the awards ceremony being broadcast live in October.

Good Morning Britain star Dr Hilary Jones has already been announced as the host for ceremony.

But just how star-studded it will be has been revealed by the latest announcement.

The three new celebrities will all be making a special appearance during the event with messages of support.

Altogether 13 awards will be handed out during the event to recognize the dedication and professionalism of local health and social work staff and volunteers – either and individuals and teams.

Dr Hammond has been an NHS doctor for 32 years, a comedian for 23 years, a BBC broadcaster for 29 years and Private Eye’s medical correspondent for 27 years.

He presented five series of “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor” on BBC2, and has appeared many times on “Have I Got News For You”, “The News Quiz”, “The Now Show” and “Countdown”.

He speaks widely on daily health habits and tries to practice what he preaches.

Broadcaster, writer and adventurer Ben Fogle, first came to fame when he took part in the BBC reality show Castaway 2000 with a group of 36 marooned on the Scottish island of Taransay for a year.

As a TV presenter he has worked for the BBC, ITV, Channel 5, Sky, Discovery and the National Geographic channels and has hosted Crufts, One Man and His Dog, Countryfile. He is also an activist.

Mike Bushell presents the sport on BBC Breakfast on Thursdays, Fridays and at the weekends, and sometimes on other weekdays. In 2019, he participated in series 17 of Strictly Come Dancing.

He has appeared on Celebrity Mastermind and has run six marathons in as many days to raise money for disabled people.

  • There is still time to nominate your care hero.

Entries are open until August 21 and its quick and easy, just go to and fill in a form.

The categories are: Health Care Team; Care Hero; Care Home Worker; Domiciliary Home Worker; Good Nurse; Care Trainer; Child and Adolescent Health; Dementia Carer; Palliative/End of Life; Mental Health; Health Care Employer; GP Practice of the Year