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Slade's Noddy to get star award
Noddy Holder
Noddy Holder will be officially awarded the star on Sunday night
Glam rock star Noddy Holder is to become the next West Midlands celebrity to be honoured on Birmingham's Hollywood-style Walk of Stars.

The Walsall-born lead singer of Slade, famed for the hit Merry Xmas Everybody, will receive the star-spangled stone at a ceremony at the weekend.

Jasper Carrott and Ozzy Osbourne have already been honoured in stars on the city's Broad Street.

Holder said he was "really chuffed" to be chosen for the award.

The Walk of Stars was temporarily fenced-off in October amid fears the the star-spangled stones could be too highly polished and pedestrians might fall over.

Earlier this year, those behind the Walk of Stars project named their 12 most-wanted celebrities.

'Chuffed to bits'

They included comedians Lenny Henry and Frank Skinner, TV presenter Cat Deeley, pop stars Duran Duran, Jamelia, Robert Plant and UB40, racing driver Nigel Mansell, conductor Sir Simon Rattle and actress Julie Walters.

Noddy's star
Jasper Carrott and Ozzy Osbourne already have stars on Broad Street

Slade's Christmas hit made the festive number one in 1973, beating Wizzard's I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day into fourth place.

Holder said he was looking forward to Sunday night's presentation ceremony.

"It's fantastic. I'm really chuffed, chuffed to bits.

"Ozzy and Jasper have got the starts before me, and it's just great to be part of that."



SEE ALSO
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