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Who are the stars tickled by a New Year gong?

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Veteran comedian Ken Dodd has been knighted – amid a long list of celebrities named in the New Year Honours List.

The 89-year-old Liverpudlian, who rose to fame in the 1950s, has been recognised for services to entertainment and charity, following a career spanning six decades encompassing stand-up comedy, music and television.

“I’m very proud, I’m very, very happy and full of plumptiousness. I feel highly tickled,” he said.

Ray Davies, frontman with The Kinks, has been knighted for services to the arts.

He said: “Initially I felt a mixture of surprise, humility, joy and a bit embarrassed but after thinking about it, I accept this for my family and fans as well as everyone who has inspired me to write.”

Kinks frontman Ray Davies will be knighted for services to the arts and entertainment Image Caption: Kinks frontman Ray Davies has been knighted for services to the arts

The Kinks are regarded as one of the most influential rock bands of all time, with hits including Lola and Dedicated Follower of Fashion.

The 72-year-old was the band’s vocalist, rhythm guitarist and songwriter, alongside his brother Dave.

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Academy and Tony award-winning actor Mark Rylance is knighted for services to theatre, after shining as Thomas Cromwell in the TV adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall.

Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance will be knighted for services to theatre Image Caption: Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance has been knighted for services to theatre

Keeping Up Appearances actress Patricia Routledge is made a dame for services to theatre and charity.

The 87-year-old became famous for her role as Hyacinth Bucket, a social climber who insisted on pronouncing her surname “Bouquet”.

Opera singer Bryn Terfel said he was “immensely proud” after being made a knight.

Stage and television actor Tim Pigott-Smith, award-winning actress Helen McCrory and James Bond star Naomie Harris are appointed OBEs for services to drama.

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Double Oscar-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan is selected for an OBE for services to drama production.

The 66-year-old said: “I feel honoured and humbled to receive such an amazing award for a job that I simply love doing – storytelling through clothes.”

Also among the 1,197 people honoured is American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who becomes a dame for services to fashion and journalism.

Victoria Beckham is made an OBE for services to the fashion industry, 13 years after her husband David received the same honour.

The news of the former Spice Girl’s honour was revealed earlier this week, breaking protocol.

Thanks to: Entertainment News – Latest Celebrity & Showbiz News | Sky News

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