Comedian John Bishop has been named the Virgin Atlantic Celebrity Ally of the Year at the NatWest British LGBT Awards.

The Liverpudlian picked up the award over the weekend, at a ceremony at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square. According to The Mirror, Bishop gave a powerful and comical speech, while picking up the award.

The father of three, said:

“I brought my whole family, my wife and my three sons who I love and I am massively proud of.

“Like all parents we have problems with them.

“One of my sons has a tattoo on his ankle that was meant to be Africa but looks like Australia, one of my sons mumbles and one of my sons is a gay man.

“I’ll be honest, there’s been loads of nights when me and my wife have sat up and worried and worried and worried.

“What are we going to do if he doesn’t stop mumbling?”

Other awards were given out to Sue Perkins, Sandi Toksvig, Laverne Cox and Jess Glyne.