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OBE for 'Obi-Wan' McGregor

Star Wars star Ewan McGregor has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list. Singer Kate Bush has been awarded a CBE. Director of the Olympic opening ceremony, Danny Boyle, is believed to have turned down the offer of a knighthood.

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Ex-Strictly judge Arlene Phillips 'thrilled' to get CBE

Former Strictly Come Dancing judge and choreographer Arlene Phillips has said that she is "absolutely thrilled" to receive a CBE.

Arlene Phillips was previously awarded the OBE Credit: Press Association

She said, "I am very pleasantly surprised but mostly absolutely thrilled and delighted to receive such a wonderful honour".

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