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2020 Winner

My Life: I Will Survive

Blakeway North, CBBC


Children & Youth - Children and Youth Nonfiction

Nikki Lilly is unstoppable. A self-taught Youtuber with over a million subscribers, Nikki has been the subject of an Emmy Winning and two BAFTA nominated documentaries, where she has showed the highs and the lows of coping with her illness. She has had multiple surgeries and in the summer of 2018 was admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital after she had a bleed that couldn’t be stopped, she was put in a coma for 8 days. She has also won the Prix Jeunesse Award, The Japan Prize (and main Japan festival Prize), a Pride of Britain plus numerous RTS and O2 Awards. She has just become the youngest ever recipient of a BAFTA Special Award. Nikki has her own CBBC series Nikki Lilly Meets where she chats to celebs, Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Nicole Scherzinger and often discusses difficult yet poignant subjects - Nadiya Hussain discussed having anxiety as a kid, Jamie Oliver talked about dealing with dyslexia and Susan Calman spoke openly about going through depression as a teen.