The Queen’s New Year’s Honours list has been released and it’s a biggie.
Looks like tonight is set to be a long one as her list includes hundreds of celebrities including athletes, scientists and politicians, the Mirror has revealed.
A staggering 1,197 people will be blessed with honours by the Queen in a ceremony tonight, which will celebrate people’s contributions to the arts, charity and business ventures.
This time round, women have earned 603 awards, with 322 BEMs, 503 MBEs and 222 OBEs to be announced and celebrated.
Here are the most famous, set to receive the title:
The World Tennis Number One and BBC Sport’s Personality of the Year is set to be honoured and at just 29, it’s quite the achievement for Andy Murray.
The 89-year-old Liverpudlian comedian is set to be knighted after a career in comedy that’s spanned 50 years.
Multiple gold-medal winner and insaneley speedy distance runner, Mo will be knighted for his services to athletics.
I’m so happy to be awarded this incredible honour from the country that has been my home since I moved here at the age of eight.
Looking back at the boy who arrived here from Somalia, not speaking any English, I could never have imagined where I would be today – it’s a dream come true.
I’m so proud to have had the opportunity to race for my country and win gold medals for the British people, who have been my biggest supporters throughout my career.
The 30-year-old retired heptathlete champion has already bagged herself an OBE, but tonight will be turned into a dame.
The five-times Gold medal winner will be made a dame for her oustanding services.
Her mum said:
She is very down to earth and modest, so I doubt she will want to be called Dame Katherine or whatever.
Laura and Jason Kenny
The cycling couple who have ten gold medals between them will both be made CBEs.
The paralympian was one of the youngest to be honoured at just 15-years-old.
One of the more surprising celebrities on the honours list is the ex-Spice Girl, who has earned herself an OBE.
The Oscar-winning Wolf Hall actor is bagging himself a knighthood.
The 79-year-old Kinks frontman will be made a sir for his services to the music industry.
Another one representing from the fashion team, American Vogue Editor Anna Wintour is up for for an honours.
The 23-year-old gymnast claimed his first gold medal at Rio and now claims his MBE.
She’s the first woman to win a gold medal for boxing and sets the bar for women in sport.
Other notable names to win the awards are:
The bishop who helped Hillsborough families, James Jones
Evelyn Glennie, the deaf musician who can hear with her body
Legendary war photographer Don McCullin
Hundreds of other ‘normal’ people are also set to be honoured from all over the UK.
Congratulations to them all and the fantastic work that they have done.