Kate Garraway leads stars receiving New Year’s Honours after moving Covid doc

Kate Garraway has led a long list of deserving celebrities receiving New Year’s honors in late 2021.

The 54-year-old Good Morning Britain host has been named MBE for her efforts to document her husband Derek Draper’s battle against the coronavirus, which has damaged her organs, including her heart, lungs, liver and pancreas.

Derek, also 54, was hospitalized in March 2020 after contracting Covid-19. He went on to become one of the longest-lived inpatients with the deadly virus in the UK.

The author and political advisor had been in hospital for more than a year. Now he’s back home, but he still needs treatment after the long-term impact the virus has left on him.

Kate Garraway was appointed MBE

Kate’s husband has been dealing with the long-term impact of Covid-19

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Kate documented her husband’s progress and how she and her sons Darcey, 15, and Billy, 12, coped.

In September of this year, the TV presenter won the Author Documentary Award for Finding Derek at the National Television Awards.

He is now working on a sequel to the documentary, titled Caring For Derek, which will be released in 2022.

Kate isn’t the only celebrity honored by Prince Charles, 73, as many actors, TV presenters, musicians, Olympic athletes and a royal chef have also been honored.

Kate is one of the many celebrities who have been honored this year
Kate is one of the many celebrities who have been honored this year

Fan favorite Joanna Lumley, who played Patsy Stone on the legendary show Absolutely Fabulous, as well as fellow actress Vanessa Redgrave were both made ladies.

EastEnders legend June Brown, known as Dot Cotton on the popular BBC soap opera, was named OBE in New Year’s honors.

Following the lead in the soap star category, Coronation Street’s Ken Barlow actor William Roache also received an OBE.

Joanna said she takes pity on the actors they have to play "made up conversations"
Joanna Lumley has become a lady

June Brown left the EastEnders after playing Dot Cotton for 35 years
June Brown of EastEnders has become a woman

Meanwhile, James Bond legend Daniel Craig has received the same honor that was bestowed on his character from 007, as he was named Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George.

Daniel isn’t the only James Bond star to receive an honor this year, although producer Barbara Broccoli has been named CBE.

Within the film industry, John Boorman, who has directed such films as Deliverance, Point Blank and Exorcist II: The Heretic, has been knighted.

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Daniel Craig received the same honor as James Bond

Katie Piper on Loose Woman Friday afternoon
Katie Piper loose woman was made an OBE

When it comes to TV presenters, financial journalist and broadcaster Martin Lewis and BBC star Moira Stuart have both received CBE.

Loose Women speaker Katie Piper also made the cut as she was named OBE on the Queen’s New Year Honors list.

Only two musicians were honored this year as The Selecter frontwoman Pauline Black was named OBE, while Spice Girls star Melanie Brown was named MBE for her work with the domestic violence charity Women’s Aid.

Mel B was named MBE for her work with Women’s Aid

Melanie is a supporter of Women’s Aid and has bravely come forward to talk about her experiences with domestic violence. In 2019, the star delivered a report on domestic abuse in Downing Street and earlier this year she starred as a brutally beaten woman for a devastating video for Women’s Aid.

Another inspirational celebrity who was named an MBE this year is Diversity’s Ashley Banjo as she has become a spokesperson for issues related to racial inequality.

More recently, the dancer and choreographer was commended for comparing himself with comedian Jim Davidson for comments he made on Diversity’s Black Lives Matter performance.

Ashley challenged Jim's views
Ashley Banjo became an MBE

Adam Peaty
Adam Peaty became an OBE

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Strictly Come Dancing star Adam Peaty, who won Team GB’s first gold medal in Tokyo this year, also made it to the list of stars who received an honor this year because he was named OBE.

Joining him in receiving an OBE is his Olympic gold medalist friend Tom Daley after his swim partner Matty Lee’s victory in Tokyo.

Current British No. 1 professional tennis player Emma Raducanu also received an MBE in New Year’s honors, while fellow Olympian Max Whitlock was named OBE.

Tom Daley became an OBE

Emma Raducanu was stunning as she attended the world premiere of No Time To Die at the Royal Albert Hall
Emma became an MBE

Meanwhile Laura Kenny became a lady while her husband Jason was knighted after breaking records at the Olympics.

The list of Honors wouldn’t be complete without a mention of the Queen’s head chef as he was appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (RVO).

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