Gary Barlow Given OBE In Honours List
Take That star recognised for services to music and charity...
Gary Barlow has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
The Take Thatstar - who organised the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert earlier this month - has been given the honour in recognition of his services to the entertainment industry and to charity.
Singer Omar, comedy mastermind Armando Iannucci, actress Amanda Redman and footballer David James were also among those honoured.
Speaking to the Press Association, Gary said: "I'm absolutely thrilled and feel very privileged to be in the company of so many brilliant people who I know have received an OBE. Growing up I never dreamt that one day I'd be getting one myself.
"I enjoy every minute of the work I do, with a lot of it being a reward in itself, so for somebody to decide I should get recognised for that is just amazing.
"My family are very proud."