King’s Birthday Honours list; Davina McCall, Ian Wright & Vicky McClure among personalities to receive honours

Who from the King’s Birthday Honours list are being commended to their services to arts, entertainment and sport?

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The 2023 King’s Birthday Honours list has been released, and there is an incredible contingent of names that are being awarded for their services to, among others, the fields of entertainment, art, music and sport. Peopleworld have poured over the 156 page list and were pleased with some of the names included this year.

Among those names getting honours this include perennial Peopleworld favourite Davina McCall, who is being awarded for her services to entertainment - having come a long way from her early days getting strangers together on Channel 4’s ‘Streetmate’ series and asking housemates not to swear during live ‘Big Brother’ programmes from back in the day.

Former footballer turned television presenter Ian Wright will also be awarded, more for his contributions to sport rather than his contributions to the entertainment industry, which Arsenal fans will quite rightly celebrate after the sad finale to the team’s Premier League season. Scottish actor of stage and screen Kenneth Cranham has also been awarded an honour for services to the arts and entertainment.

Known more now for her work with those suffering with dementia through her choir than merely just playing “Lol” in the iconic series “This Is England,” Vicky McClure will also be awarded an honour for her services to entertainment and Eniola Aluko, who has transitioned from a career as a footballer to a football pundit, will also receive an honour for her services to sport after bringing her glittering career to a close in January 2020.

Away from our list, there are congratulations in order too for Dame Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, who compliments her damehood with an Companion Of Honour, with the title DBE as part of the 2023 honours.

The list of King’s Birthday Honours recipients for services to art, sport, music and entertainment

  • Kathryn Alexandra Mcdowell CBE
  • Martin Louis Amis
  • Stephen Arthur Frears
  • Rupert Alexander Gavin
  • Dr Richard John Mantle OBE Dl
  • Ben Golden Emuobowho Okri OBE
  • Ivor Bolton
  • Anthony John Valerian Cheetham
  • Kenneth Cranham
  • John Greig Mbe
  • Sarah Alice Hunter MBE
  • Celia Diana Savile Imrie
  • Nicholas David Gordon Knight OBE
  • Peter John Lawson
  • Tasmin Elizabeth Little OBE
  • Charles Adam Laurie Sebag-Montefiore
  • Lucy Mary Elizabeth Crowe
  • Oluwafemi Elufowoju Jr.
  • Anthony John Plowden Eyton
  • Dr Susan Rosemary Foister
  • Michael Hulls
  • Janine Mireille Irons MBE
  • Hew Donald Joseph Locke
  • Russell Scott Maliphant
  • Stuart Graham Proffitt
  • Michael Peter Rose
  • Nicky Spence
  • Caron Melina Wheeler
[L-R] Davina McCall, Ian Wright and Vicky McClure have all been honoured in the 2023 King's Birthday Honours list (Credit: Getty Images)[L-R] Davina McCall, Ian Wright and Vicky McClure have all been honoured in the 2023 King's Birthday Honours list (Credit: Getty Images)
[L-R] Davina McCall, Ian Wright and Vicky McClure have all been honoured in the 2023 King's Birthday Honours list (Credit: Getty Images)
  • Ian Edward Wright MBE
  • Eniola Aluko
  • Paul Boyd
  • William Eric Brown
  • Kenneth Robertson Bruce
  • Inua Muhammed Ellams
  • Roksanda Ilincic
  • Nicolai Khalezin
  • Ritu Khurana
  • Davina Lucy Pascale McCall
  • Vicky Lee McClure
  • Jennie Muskett
  • Joe Scotland
  • Jyotsna Srikanth
  • Kingsley Cyril Ward
  • Anthony Robert Ellis
  • Kathleen Margaret Evans
  • Karolynne Anne Hart
  • Simon Kenneth Hylands
  • Salma Bano Zulfiqar

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