The Sun's Who Cares Wins

Who Cares Wins returns to Channel 4

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The Sun’s Who Cares Wins awards, which honour everyday heroes who really make a difference, will return to Channel 4 in a 1 x 90’ entertainment show produced by Thames (a Fremantle label). 

Davina McCall will again host the awards and the star-studded, red-carpet ceremony will take place in London later this year. 

Channel 4 is partnering with The Sun and NHS Charities Together to televise the awards ceremony for the second year running. 

The Sun’s Who Cares Wins awards were set up in 2017 to celebrate and thank the NHS and healthcare heroes, key workers and ordinary people who care for us.

Who Cares Wins was commissioned for Channel 4 by Phil Harris, head of entertainment and Tom Beck, head of live events and commissioning editor, Entertainment. The executive producers for Thames are Charlie Irwin and Lee Smithurst. 

Davina McCall said: “I’m enormously proud to host these awards, which recognise some of the most amazing people on the planet. It’s a privilege to meet these everyday heroes and celebrate their truly inspirational stories.”

Tom Beck, commissioning editor for Channel 4, said: “We’re thrilled to be broadcasting The Sun’s Who Cares Win awards for the second year, bringing the amazing and inspiring stories of the nominees and winners to Channel 4 viewers.”

Charlie Irwin, director of programmes, Thames, said: “Last year’s event was incredibly moving and the team at Thames were honoured to be a part of it. We are looking forward to partnering with The Sun and Channel 4 again to celebrate the UK’s healthcare heroes and bring their remarkable stories of courage and dedication to TV screens.”

Victoria Newton, Sun Editor-in-Chief says "The Sun's Who Cares Wins health awards are one of the most important nights in our calendar. Every year I am moved by the stories we hear from our brilliant NHS, healthcare workers and unsung heroes. Last year saw us bring these inspirational stories to a whole new audience through our partnerships with Channel 4, Thames and NHS Charities Together and I'm very much looking forward to celebrating them once again."

The categories being awarded are: 

  1. Best Doctor 
  2. Best Midwife 
  3. Best Team 
  4. Best Nurse 
  5. Best Health Charity 
  6. Unsung Hero 
  7. Young Hero 
  8. The Caroline Flack Mental Health Hero
  9. 999 Hero 
  10. Christina Newbury Memorial Award
  11. The National Lottery Local Health Hero Award


Notes to editors: 

Thames (a Fremantle label) 
Thames, (a Fremantle label), is the home of heart-warming entertainment produced with scale and style. For more than seven decades, the label has been renowned for producing some of the nation’s most loved formats, including Britain’s Got Talent (ITV), The X Factor (ITV), Family Fortunes (ITV) and Blankety Blank (BBC One). With an impressive catalogue of new productions, such as Too Hot to Handle (Netflix), Eating With My Ex (BBC Three), I Can See Your Voice (BBC One) and Game of Talents (ITV), Thames continues to set the standard for the British entertainment genre.  

Fremantle UK is the British production arm of global entertainment group, Fremantle. Made up of labels Thames, Talkback, Naked, Euston Films and Castlefield – each with its own creative signature – Fremantle UK produces best-in-class programming for UK television networks and global streaming platforms.  Content produced by Fremantle UK spans a wide range of genres from talent shows, gameshows and panel shows, through documentary, reality, lifestyle and features, to drama. Fremantle UK is home to some of the UK’s best known, best loved, and most talked about series including Britain’s Got Talent, I Can See Your Voice, Too Hot To Handle, The Apprentice, The Rap Game UK, Grand Designs, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow, The Sister, Dublin Murders and many more.