Honours for London 2012 team

Britain's Olympians and Paralympians have received their honours at Buckingham Palace today.

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New Orders of British Empire update Twitter profiles

Some of the people honoured as Orders of British Empire, including gymnast Louis Smith and choreographer Arlene Phillips, have updated their Twitter profiles with their new titles.

Gymnast Louis Smith MBE's new Twitter profile Credit: Twitter/@louissmith1989
Paralympic rider Natasha Baker MBE's new Twitter profile Credit: Twitter/@NBakerParaRider
Choreographer Arlene Phillips CBE's Twitter profile Credit: Twitter/@arlenephillips


Arlene Phillips to reinvent herself as a comedian

Arlene Phillips holds her Commander of the British Empire (CBE) medal Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Choreographer Arlene Phillips has received a CBE for her services to dance and her charity work for the Alzheimer's Society.

Speaking after the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, the former Strictly Come Dancing judge revealed she wants to reinvent herself as a comedian as she approaches a landmark birthday.

"I want to be funny this year. I'm about to turn 70 so now I can let myself go," she said.

"I'd like to be in a comedy or do something totally over the top, maybe a sketch show."


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Louis forgets Buckingham Palace invite

Olympic silver-medallist Louis Smith has revealed on Twitter that he turned up at Buckingham Palace without his invitation.

The gymnast, who trains in Basildon in Essex, blamed his manager for forgetting it.

Smith will be presented with an MBE today.

Louis Smith 'proud' to be receiving MBE today

Gymnast Louis Smith will join fellow Olympians today at Buckingham Palace to receive an MBE.

The gymnast also won BBC's Strictly Come Dancing Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

After winning a silver and bronze medal in the London 2012 Olympics, he said being chosen for the honour was the proudest moment of his life.

Following the Olympics, Smith won BBC dance series Strictly Come Dancing.

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