Another year is over but a whole host of celebrities and famous faces have a bit more to celebrate this year.
The New Years Honours list has been revealed as the Queen agrees to give out the coveted awards to those who have made a difference in many different areas.
And it means there’s now a brand new catalogue of incredible people ready to be recognised by royalty, with MBEs, OBEs, CBEs and more handed out.
From stars of stage and screen, to the often unsung heroes from local communities and fundraising champions – many will be making a trip to the Palace in the next year.
As well as the everyday people honoured for their services to the country, the Birthday Honours list also recognises some famous faces who have done the same.
Below are all of the superstars, celebrities and sports personalities honoured in 2021,
Among the famous faces is Coronation Street legend, William Roache.
The 89-year-old, who holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-serving TV soap star in the world, has been honoured for his services to drama and charity.
Bill, who made his debut as Ken Barlow in the first episode of the ITV soap in 1960, has been made an OBE.
Actress June Brown , best known as chain-smoking Albert Square stalwart Dot Cotton in EastEnders, has also been made an OBE in the New Year Honours.
She has been recognised for services to drama and to charity at 94-years-old.
The veteran actress said: “Thank you for the award. It is a great honour and I would like to thank Her Majesty, and all those involved in my recommendation.”
The soap icon was previously made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2008 for services to drama and charity.
Kate Garraway has been made an MBE in the New Year Honours after documenting her husband Derek Draper’s battle with coronavirus.
The Good Morning Britain host has been recognised for her services to broadcasting, journalism and charity.
It comes after Kate won, back in September, the authored documentary prize at the National Television Awards for her hard-hitting documentary Finding Derek.
The programme charted her family’s struggle to get her husband home from hospital after he became seriously ill with Covid-19 in March 2020.
Also being honoured is veteran broadcaster Moira Stuart who is to be made a CBE.
The 72-year-old, who was the first African-Caribbean woman to read the news on British television, is recognised for her services to media.
Trevor Phillips has been knighted in the New Year Honours.
The news anchor and former politician, 68, was recognised for his services to equality and human rights.
He currently fronts Sky News’ Sunday morning news programme, having taken over from colleague Sophy Ridge in May 2021 while she is on maternity leave.
Consumer champion Martin Lewis has been made a CBE in the latest New Year Honours list for services to broadcasting and consumer rights.
It comes after a period in which he got to grips with helping households and businesses navigate the pandemic and ensuring people could claim what they were entitled to under various Government support schemes.
Loose Women star Katie Piper has been made an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.
The TV personality and activist, who suffered life-changing burns in an acid attack in March 2008, was recognised for services to charity and victims of burns and other disfigurement injuries.
After surviving the attack at the age of 24, the former model gave up her right to anonymity and made a Channel 4 documentary in 2009 called Katie: My Beautiful Face.
She has since founded the Katie Piper Foundation and has written 10 memoirs and self-help books, with her latest titled A Little Bit Of Faith, hosts a podcast, Katie Piper’s Extraordinary People, and has presented multiple TV programmes.
Staying in the TV world, dancer and choreographer, Ashley Banjo has said he is “humbled and extremely proud” to have been made an MBE.
It comes after a year in which he became a spokesman for issues around racial equality.
The 33-year-old, who found fame in 2009 as part of Britain’s Got Talent winners Diversity, has been named in the New Year Honours for services to dance.
In September 2020, his group delivered a headline-grabbing routine on the ITV show, in which a man dressed in police uniform knelt on Banjo, echoing the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd in the US.
It sparked more than 24,000 complaints to Ofcom, but the TV watchdog dismissed them, concluding the routine’s “central message was a call for social cohesion and unity”.
The performance was later named the Must-See Moment Award at the 2021 TV Baftas.
James Bond star Daniel Craig has been made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George, the same honour given to 007 himself.
The actor, 53, has been recognised for services to film and theatre in the New Year Honours, for his glittering career where he played the world’s most famous secret agent for a run of five movies, including his final outing earlier this year.
A CMG is an honour often given to diplomats, and the fictional spy is described as holding it in both the films and the books by Ian Fleming.
Joanna Lumley has said she is “astonished, thrilled and touched beyond words” at being made a dame in the New Year Honours.
The 75-year-old actress, known for her role as outrageously boozy Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous, has been honoured for services to drama, entertainment and charitable causes.
Joanna was first made an OBE in 1995, and received the Bafta TV Fellowship at a star-studded ceremony in 2017.
Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls has been made an MBE for her work with domestic violence charity Women’s Aid.
The pop superstar, known to fans as Mel B or Scary Spice, was named in the New Year Honours for services to charitable causes and vulnerable women.
Earlier this year, the 46-year-old starred in a short film exploring domestic violence through dance.
Comedian Adam Hills said he did not tell his family he had been named in the New Year Honours list because he was “still not convinced someone isn’t playing a prank on me”.
The Australian TV presenter and comic, 51, has been made an MBE for services to Paralympic sport and disability awareness.
He has hosted Channel 4’s The Last Leg with Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker since its inception in 2012.
Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes from Tokyo also dominate the New Year Honours list, with golden couple Jason and Laura Kenny receiving a knighthood and damehood respectively.
Gold medallists Hannah Cockroft, Tom Daley, Adam Peaty and Max Whitlock were among the other star names from the summer to be recognised with OBEs, while US Open tennis champion Emma Raducanu has been made an MBE.
She became the first British woman to win a grand slam since Virginia Wade in 1977, and the first qualifier of any nationality ever to do so.