James Corden receives an OBE for services to drama

James Corden has joined the prestigious Order of the British Empire Credit: BCA

Actor and comedian James Corden has received an OBE for his services to drama at Buckingham Palace.

Corden, 36, who has relocated to America to host The Late Late Show, was presented with his honour by Princess Anne.

Before the presentation, he tweeted:

ITV News correspondent Peter Smith reports:

Television presenter and campaigner Esther Rantzen also became a Dame and former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown became a Companion of Honour.

Campaigner and television presenter Esther Rantzen has been made a Dame Credit: BCA

The BBC's Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet also received recognition for her services to British broadcast journalism.