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Martin Clunes honoured with OBE for services to comedy and Dorset community

Doc Martin star Martin Clunes, who lives in Dorset, has been honoured with an OBE by the Queen at Windsor Castle.

The actor was given the honour for services to drama, charity and his community in Dorset.

Mr. Clunes first shot to fame in Men Behaving Badly and has since been the star of hit ITV show Doc Martin, the final episode of which aired in November.

He also holds a fair on his land near Beaminster every year.

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Martin Clunes on show-organising and Doc Martin

Doc Martin, one of ITV's best-loved dramas, returns to our screens shortly - putting Port Issac and Martin Clunes back in our living rooms. But Mr Clunes has a number of other strings to his bow - not least organising the Buckham Fair near Beaminster in Dorset at the weekend.

The event attracts more than 10,000 people, and our reporter Katie Rowlett was one of them.


Insurance company drops speeding Clunes

Dorset-based actor Martin Clunes has been dropped from a car insurance campaign after reaching 12 points on his license and being disqualified from driving.

Cornwall's Doc Martin star had featured in Churchill Insurance's TV adverts alongside the company's trademark nodding dog for almost a year.

Car insurance ad actor Martin Clunes dropped after speeding disqualification Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire