Actor and director Richard Attenborough has said he is "delighted" that Leicester is in the running to be named UK City of Culture in 2017.
The city is one of four which has been shortlisted and will find out in November if it has won.
In a message to City Mayor Peter Soulsby, Lord Attenborough said: “I am utterly delighted that Leicester has been short listed.
“I remain passionately convinced as to the outstanding merits of the city’s bid and of their ability to deliver a uniquely dazzling year, commensurate with the thrilling opportunities that such an honour would confer.”
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Leicester City Football Club clinched the Premier League title after Chelsea took Spurs to a nail-biting 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Fans turned out on the streets to celebrate Leicester's win and clambered on cars and double-decker buses during the festivities.
Leicester won the Premier League last night for the first time their 132 year history as Tottenham drew 2-2 with Chelsea.