Broadcaster: Alastair Stewart OBE

Alastair Stewart OBE is one of the UK's most experienced and respected presenters, having anchored national news bulletins since 1983. He now presents ITV News at 1.30pm and co-presents ITV News at 6.30pm with Mary Nightingale.

Alastair chose to share a memory of a nerve tingling moment from the battle for team show-jumping gold at London 2012.

"The setting was perfect - a Royal Palace on the banks of the Thames, a river that flows with patriotic pride and memories.The company also perfect - my wife, who I 'courted' on equestrian adventures to the New Forest, and two of my children who love show-jumping and are rather good at it.
The spectacle? Well, it couldn't really be bettered: not only was it the final of the London 2012 Olympic team show-jumping but, on the team, a dear, personal friend - Peter Charles.  Also on the team the legendary Nick Skelton and two bright young stars - Ben Maher and Scott Brash, who are currently number 1 and number 2 in the world and have become friends. The crowd was splendidly multinational, as is the sport; but the 'Brits' had an edge, I felt. Flags fluttered, people wore their 'colours' - the Dutch, in orange, were particularly striking. Each rider had already 'gone' once and Britain was, nerve-rackingly, tied with those 'orange' Dutchmen.

A 'jump-off' final is life or death in show-jumping and that was what we were about to behold....."

Alastair presented ITV's Election 2010 programme and made television history as he moderated the First Election Debate on ITV1 between David Cameron, Gordon Brown and Nick Clegg.

Winner of the Royal Television Society Award for Presenter of the Year in 2005, Alastair was also named as The Face of London by the Royal Television Society in 2002 for his former role of presenting London Tonight.

In 2006 Alastair was awarded the OBE for his work in broadcasting and for charity, and he in 2008 was made an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) by the University of Bristol, followed by a Doctorate of Letters from Plymouth University in 2010.

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