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Alison Hammond reveals Back to School is proudest moment of her career

The new documentary was released to mark Black History Month

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Francesca Shillcock
Francesca ShillcockSenior TV & Film Writer
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Alison Hammond is set to front a brand new ITV documentary on Tuesday evening titled Back to School, and the beloved TV presenter has opened up about why the project was the "proudest moment" of her career.

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Appearing on Tuesday's This Morning, the former Big Brother star told her ITV co-stars and friends Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield about what viewers can expect from the documentary, which is being released as part of the channel's itinerary of programmes for Black History Month.

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"I'm a black woman, I wanted to do something on black figures who did amazing things, and out of everything I've done career wise, this is probably my proudest moment really," she said.

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Alison appeared on Tuesday's This Morning to discuss the new documentary

"For me, history can stay exactly how it is, and we can just incorporate certain things that we didn't know about. I'm not just talking about black history, there's a lot of Indian history we didn't know about, Jewish history, Chinese history that is part of Britain that we didn't know about." The presenter then quipped: "Maybe this is a series ITV!"

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Alison said the new show was the "proudest" moment of her career

Alison then went on to give her thoughts on Black History Month in general, explaining: "Really and truly, we don't really need a Black History Month, we just need history. And these black figures can just be woven into history.

"In my documentary, we follow the curriculum, Victorian times, we go to Tudor times, we look at World War I, these characters are hidden figures that we don't know about yet they did extraordinary things."

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She continued: "I just feel so privileged, firstly that this documentary isn't about me, it's about these amazing people that I have the opportunity to bring their stories alive to show you about your history, because this is your history, my history, British history that we just need to embrace."

Alison Hammond: Back to School is on ITV on Tuesday at 9pm.

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