“More nervous than when I read the 10 o’clock news”

Frontline club member George Alagiah received his OBE for services to journalism this week. He admitted feeling “hugely honoured” by the award and that meeting the Queen got his nerves going a bit more than the day job does,

“I think because there is history behind all of this and when you think of all the other people who have been given the awards. I never expected to get one. It was a complete surprise. I’m an immigrant and I came to this country when I was 11. To be accepted and honoured in this way by my adopted country is an absolute privilege. I think I was more nervous than when I read the 10 o’clock news.” link