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Last Updated: Monday June 13 2011 08:32 GMT

PICTURES: Celebs get Queen's honours

Bruce Forsyth gets his medal

Didn't he do well? Host of Strictly Come Dancing Bruce Forsyth was honoured with a knighthood - making him Sir Bruce. The 83-year-old has been on tonnes of TV shows.

Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson with puppets

He was one of a host of people rewarded for their service to the country by the Queen in her birthday honours, like Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson.

Bernard Cribbens

Actor Bernard Cribbens, 82, Wilf Mott in Doctor Who, was appointed an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire). He's been on lots of TV and radio programmes over the years.

Colin Firth with Oscar for best actor award

Here's Colin Firth picking up as Oscar for The King's Speech for playing the Queen's dad - and she appointed him Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Brooke Kinsella at a press conference

Brooke Kinsella was on EastEnders but was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her anti-knife campaigning after her brother was murdered.

Phillips Idowu doing the triple jump

Sports stars were among those honoured - triple jumper Phillips Idowu, 32, might have jumped for joy after being made MBE.

Jessica Ennis lands after doing the long jump

Heptathlete Jennifer Ennis, seen here in the long jump, also became a MBE. Let's hope the awards help with their 2012 Olympic performances!

Cricketers Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook  celebrate on the cricket pitch

Cricketer Andrew Strauss was made an OBE and Alastair Cook a MBE. The Queen also honours ordinary people around the UK who have made a difference to their communities.