Wiley, Ringo Starr and Bee Gees' Barry Gibbs all knighted in New Year Honours

The 2018 New Year Honours have been announced today, with some surprising names on the list.

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and the last surviving Bee Gee Barry Gibb have been knighted in the 2018 New Year Honours list.

As well as this, pioneering underground musician and the so-called 'Goodfather of Grime', Wiley, has received an MBE as well. He took to Twitter to share his thanks.

Other additions to the list include War Horse author Michael Morpurgo and Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell, who has been made a dame.

The full list saw 1,123 people, who were recognised for a variety of reasons in the 2018 New Year Honours.

Last month, Wiley announced a UK & Ireland tour for February and March 2018, which will include a date at the Olympia Theatre. See full tour dates below.

February

Tues 20 DUBLIN, Olympia

Weds 21 MANCHESTER, Academy 2

Thurs 22 BIRMINGHAM, O2 Institute 2

Fri 23 BRISTOL, Motion

Sat 24 NOTTINGHAM, The Brickworks

March

Fri 02 LONDON, O2 Academy Brixton

 

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