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Victoria Beckham 'woman of decade'

Victoria Beckham has been crowned Woman Of The Decade at a glitzy showbiz bash.

The Spice Girl-turned-fashion designer, 39, was given the accolade at an event attended by Kylie Minogue, Jessie J, Miranda Hart, Rita Ora and Daniel Radcliffe.

Nicole Scherzinger, who is returning as an X Factor judge but whose use of the world "effing" on an X Factor results show was criticised by watchdog Ofcom, was named best TV personality at the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards.

Hot Right Now and How We Do (Party) singer Rita Ora won best solo artist - and was presented with the gong by the woman she calls "wifey", model-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne.

Statuesque actress Miranda Hart scooped best writer for credits including her self-titled BBC sitcom and drew even more laughter when the 6ft 1in star was presented with the award by pint-sized comic Ronnie Corbett. Former Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe, who is appearing on the London stage and recently filmed the role of gay Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, was named man of the year.

The Voice judge and Price Tag singer Jessie J won the editor's special award, while Myleene Klass, who has launched everything from a swimwear collection to a baby clothes range on the back of her fame, won an entrepreneur gong.

Clare Balding, who won plaudits for her coverage of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, was named best presenter, receiving the gong from former Dynasty actress Joan Collins. Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt won best UK TV actress for her role as Anna in the ITV period drama, while The Saturdays were named best band at the event, hosted by Graham Norton.

Victoria Beckham brought along her son Brooklyn as well as her mother as guests, and wore an outfit by Martin Margiela. She said of the possibility of showing her collections in London: "Never say never. I love London. Especially when the sun is out."

Later, on accepting her gong from Christopher Bailey, she said: "I love to celebrate women. Girl power. It's great when women support women. We need more women out there supporting women."

She added: "Thank you to my husband, who does everything for me, he supports me, he encourages me to follow my dreams and fulfil my passions. I've been so blessed to have two careers. I have been so lucky...here's to the next 10 years....in 10 years I will be nearly 50."

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