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That's SIR Andy To You! Mo Farrah And Andy Murray Lead The New Years Honours List
Andy Murray and Mo Farrah can now add knighthood to their great list of achievements, but who else will be joining them on The Queens New Years Honours List 2016?
After the year we've had, 2016 definitely needed a shot of expresso to perk us all up. And what better resolve than the celebration of Britain's greatest talents in the Queen's New Year's Honours List!
Definitely flying the flag high at the top of the lineup is tennis champion Andy Murray, who not only will gain the glorious nickname 'Sir Andy', but will become Britain's youngest knight of modern times! Now that's one for the record books.
The 29-year-old Olympic medalist has certainly had a string of successes this year, not to mention mastering the art of fatherhood with the birth of his first child with wife Kim. The knighthood follows Murray becoming the Wimbledon champion for the second time, replacing Novak Djokovic as world number one and winning BBC Sports Personality of the Year for the third time running!
He may have thought he was 'too young' for a knighthood before, but we're glad the sporting star has accepted the title saying it is, "a great honour that he was never going to turn down"
A Dream Come True For Mo Farah
Sir Mo Farah is definitely a fitting title for the 'double double' gold medalist who said the knighthood was a "dream come true". The 33-year-old definitely made his mark on the sporting world this year, winning his fourth Olympic Gold in Rio and becoming only the second man to to retain his titles for the 5,000m and 10,000m.
Speaking on his remarkable journey, Sir Mo (definitely has a ring to it) said, "Looking back at the boy who arrived here from Somalia, not speaking a word of English, I could never have imagined where I would be today - it's a dream come true,"
Other olympians who will be joining Sir Mo Farah and Sir Andy Murray in their knighthood will be Paralympian Dressage rider Lee Pearson who won his 11th gold medal and Sir Roger Bannister, who now aged 87, was the first man to run a mile in under four-minutes!
Jessica Ennis-Hill And Katherine Grainger Lead The Sporting Dames
Dame Jessica Ennis certainly knows how to enter retirement with a bang, after following up her 2012 Olympic Gold win with a silver in the summer and being awarded her third World Championship after Tatyana Chernova was stripped of the 2011 title.
The star showed her appreciation on Twitter, saluting her other Team GB greats saying:"What a team to have been apart of. Dame...truly truly honoured!"
What a team to have been apart of. Dame...truly truly honoured! https://t.co/eVNwefX7xm— Jessica Ennis-Hill (@J_Ennis) December 30, 2016
Joining Dame Jessica will be five-time gold medalist Katherine Grainger who is also Britain's most decorated female olympian, after winning gold in London following silvers in Sydney, Athens and Beijing and taking silver alongside Victoria Thornley in the double sculls.
Team GB Come Up Trumps On the New Years Honours List
To say that our British athletes did us proud in Rio this year would be an understatement, so it's no surprise that even more of them have been given the royal salute of honour.
Jason and Laura Kenny will not only share a last name and 10 gold medals but the 'golden couple' will now be made CBEs.
Joining them with CBE titles will be show jumper Nick Skelton, Gold medal Paralympian Sophie Christiansen, Aboard Valegro, Charlotte Dujardin, Paralympic swimmer Sascha Kindred and British Paralympic Association chairman Tim Reddish.
After fighting her way to become he first British boxer to retain an Olympic crown for 92 years, Boxer Nicola Adams along with cyclists Ed Clancy and Jody Cundy and rowers Pete Reed and Andrew Triggs Hodge will receive OBEs.
Amongst those scooping up MBEs will be swimmer Adam Peaty, golfer Justin Rose, wheelchair tennis star Gordon Reid, canoeist Joe Clarke, diver Jack Laugher and Kadeena Cox, who won Paralympic gold medals in both cycling and athletics.
Other Celebrities That Made The Cut
What would an honours list be with a little entertainment and fashion, dahling!
Amongst our Great British sporting legends are Industry greats such as Oscar winner Mark Rylance, who will be knighted for his services to theatre and Ken Dodd, who aged 89, is still entertaining audiences with his one-man-show, giving back to the community with his involvement in over 40 charities.
Actress Patricia Routledge, who is best known for her character Hyacinth Bucket in the sitcom Keeping Up Appearances, will also be made a dame for her services to theatre and charity.
Other actors to be honoured include Bond girl Naomie Harris, Helen McCrory, Tim Pigott-Smith, while actor Clive Rowe and the singer Marty Wilde are set to receive MBEs.
The list certainly has an eye for fashion with US Vogue Magazine Editor, Anna Wintour bagging the 'Dame' title for her services to fashion and journalism while Anya Hindmarch, the accessories designer, receives a CBE.
Victoria Beckham also has her Louboutins steady in the list with the fashion designer and mother-of-four set to receive an OBE.
Now that really is posh.
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