TV Presenter and antiques expert Kate Bliss is the final celebrity to be announced as a guest for the Dorset Hero Awards 2021.

The star of Bargain Hunt and other antique-related shows on the BBC says she is thrilled to be part of event, which will be screened on our Facebook page on June 9th, 7pm.

Kate joins Dr Hilary Jones and Strictly Come Dancing Judge Craig Revel Horwood for the star-studded event, which will be hosted by Simon Weston CBE.

Entry to the awards event with their principal sponsor Talbot Village Trust have now closed and the judges have produced a shortlist.

The finalists are:

Medical Heroes Category – sponsored by Hotel Miramar

Healthcare Team Award: Forest Holme Hospice, Poole; ICU Royal Bournemouth Hospital; University Hospitals Dorset Theatre Team.

Individual Healthcare Professional Award: Victoria Tweedy, Dorset County Hospital; Mandy Harris, Lewis-Manning Hospice Cares; Minnie Klepacz, UHD Bournemouth.

Medical Support Award: Lisa Chick, Diverse Abilities; Sheeja Lolamony, Fairmile Grange; Simone Burne, Forest Holme Hopspice.

Emergency Heroes Category – sponsored by Goadsby

999 Heroes Award: Johnathan Clark, RNLI Poole; Michele Whitehurs, University Hospital Dorset; Andy Byers, NHS Responders.

In the Moment Award: Michelle Scott, Royal Bournemouth Hospital; Rafael Granada Rafales, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Nancy Bastin, Cub Scouts.

The Young Hero Award: Jamie Groves, Poole; Lance Corporal Ben Hall, Bovington and Purbeck Detachment; Ethan Eccles, MYTIME Young Carers.

Everyday Hero Category – sponsored by JP Morgan

Best Key Worker Award: Kieren Haslet, Lychett Minster School; Cassie Burtenshaw, St Ann’s Hospital, Poole; Staff at Longham Community Pre-School.

Unsung Heroes: Craig Wells, Bournemouth; David Wood, Poole; Rob Franks, Poole.

Best Fundraiser: Marley Keen, Poole; Jon Weber, Poole; Gracie Tiller, Poole.

See the video below for a taste of what is to come.