Baldrick knighted in honours list

Actor Tony Robinson and sculptor Anish Kapoor have been knighted in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours. Robinson's Blackadder co-star Rowan Atkinson gets a CBE and singer Adele receives an MBE. Clare Balding and Aled Jones are also honoured.

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Sir Baldrick: Tony Robinson 'gobsmacked' by knighthood

Actor Tony Robinson has been awarded with a knighthood Credit: Press Association

Actor Tony Robinson, famed for his role as Baldrick in the Blackadder series, has been awarded a knighthood in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.

Robinson said he was "thrilled, flattered and gobsmacked" to be commended, and pledged to use his knighthood to slay dragons and highlight the causes he believes in:

"I'll use my new title with abandon to highlight the causes I believe in, particularly the importance of culture, the arts and heritage in our society and the plight of the infirm elderly and their carers.

"I also pledge that from this day on I'll slaughter all unruly dragons, and rescue any damsels in distress who request my help."

Adele awarded MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

Skyfall singer Adele has been awarded an MBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours. Credit: Press Association

Adele has been awarded an MBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.

The 25-year-old singer adds MBE to a host of recent accolades: from Brit Awards to Grammys, and most recently an Oscar for her James Bond song.

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