The star-studded line-up at the Hereford Times Health and Social Care Awards has been expanded with the announcement of three more celebrities who will be dropping in.

Dr Dawn Harper, comedian James Buckley and Coronation Street actor Simon Gregson will all be taking part in the online live broadcast in October.

The event is being hosted by Good Morning Britain's Dr Hilary Jones.

Dr Dawn Harper is known for co-presenting the Channel 4 television series Embarrassing Bodies.

She also appears regularly on This Morning as a medical expert and gives medical advice on Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4.

She works as a part-time GP in Stroud, and runs several private clinics.

James Buckley is a stand-up comedian, actor, musician and YouTuber. He is best known for playing Jay Cartwright in the BAFTA-winning E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners.

Simon Gregory is best known for his portrayal of Steve McDonald in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street since 1989. He has received 17 Awards for comedy and performance, plus a Legends of Industry Award. He is a patron for Scotty's Little Soldiers.

Other stars taking part are: TV fitness guru Mr Motivator; swimmer Rebecca Adlington; rugby player James Haskell; soccer star Emile Heskey; medic and comedian Dr Phil Hammond; adventurer Ben Fogle and BBC sports presenter Mike Bushel.

  • The glittering awards evening is being broadcast from 7pm on Thursday, October 22, on the Hereford Times Facebook page. Please join us for what is certain to be an uplifting evening in a year that has seen some outstanding contributions to the sector.