Rob Brydon: MBE is for 'short Welshmen everywhere'

Comedian and actor Rob Brydon has been recognised for his services to comedy and broadcasting with an MBE.

The Gavin and Stacey star said: "This is a great honour and an even greater surprise. I accept it not just for me but for short Welshmen everywhere."

The accolade comes a year after he was one of the hosts for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert outside Buckingham Palace.

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