Paula Lane, Helen Worth, Jane Danson, Jack P Shepherd and Ben Price greeted the tour at their Manchester studios studios
Ben said: "I think it is important to honour those people you take for granted.
"Ambulance crews who you don't think of for 364 days of the year until that one day you need them.
"These people day in day out do something special. These awards give us the chance to say thank you."
Paula added: "I am nominating a little boy called Oscar O'Sullivan Hughes from Wythenshawe.
"He is probably one of the bravest little boys I have met.
"He was born with a rare genetic disorder which meant he has been blind from birth.
"He is four now and despite his disability has helped to raise £50,000 for Henshaw's Society for the Blind."
The tour is rolling across the UK all this week with the special coach collecting nominations nationwide.