New Year Honours 2018: Eamonn Holmes and Darcey Bussell top the list of stars to be honoured by the Queen

Posted on Dec 30 2017 - 11:57pm by admin

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Ruth Langsford and Eamon Holmes attend the National Television Awards at Cineworld 02 Arena on January 25, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)This Morning star Eamonn Holmes is among the many stars named on the 2018 New Year Honours list [Getty]

This Morning star Eamonn Holmes is among the many stars named on the 2018 New Year Honours list.

The TV star, who has had a broadcast career spanning nearly four decades, joins Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell and comedian Hugh Laurie to be awarded by the Queen.

“It’s like getting a gold star for your homework – 2018 will be my 38th year as a broadcaster and I can’t think of a better way of marking that,” Eamonn said.

V presenters Ruth Langsford and Eamonn HolmesEamonn Holmes has had a TV career spanning nearly four decades [Getty]

“It’s a wonderful accolade.”

Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb and Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will be knighted, while Darcey Bussell will be made a dame.

 Darcey Bussell arrives for the Red Carpet Launch of 'Strictly Come Dancing 2016'Darcey Bussell said she was ‘truly humbled’ to receive the honour [Getty]

The dancer said she was “truly humbled” to receive the honour after a career that has spanned more than 20 years.

Barry Gibb said he was “humbled and very proud” by the knighthood.

Darcey Bussell left the stars of the show blushing with her hilarious innuendo Darcey Bussell will be made a dame [BBC]

Grime artist Wiley will receive an MBE for his services to music, with the 38-year-old saying: “It feels like the school grade I wanted and didn’t get but now I’m finally there.”

Others on the list include rugby player Sam Warburton, cricket player Heather Knight, politician Nick Clegg and celebrity chef Rick Stein.

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