John Barrowman: I'll enjoy MBE for rest of my life

Torchwood star John Barrowman has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Entertainer John Barrowman has been awarded an MBE.
Entertainer John Barrowman has been awarded an MBE. Credit: PA

The 47-year-old Glasgow-born entertainer, who has also hosted TV shows and enjoyed a successful West End career, has been honoured for his services to entertainment as well as his contribution to charity.

He declared: "I'm going to enjoy it for the rest of my life."

"It's one of the proudest things, thus far, that has ever happened to me," he added. "I never expected to get an honour like this. You hear about other people getting them but never expect it yourself."

He went on: "I am completely honoured by it, I'm proud to be a British subject, to be part of Great Britain, to be honoured by the Queen and for it to be run through by the Government. I am absolutely thrilled and had no hesitation at all in accepting."

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