Singer Olivia Newton-John has been made a dame in a New Year Honours list that recognises four members of England’s Cricket World Cup winning squad.
All-rounder Ben Stokes, man of the match in the victory against New Zealand at Lord’s in July, becomes an OBE, while team captain Eoin Morgan receives the higher CBE award.
Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler and batsman and England Test captain Joe Root become MBEs, and coach Trevor Bayliss an OBE.
Sir Elton John is also on the list.
The singing superstar, who was knighted in 1998, joins the elite companions of honour, an order restricted to a maximum 65 members, for services to music and charity.
- Famous names on the honours list
- Knighthoods for Oscar winners
- World Cup winners head sporting honours
- NHS chief knighted as health staff recognised
- Festive honour for original Calendar Girl
- And Queen drummer Roger Taylor is made an OBE in the year his band’s biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, set cinema box office records.
- Three television cookery stars appear – Nigel Slater becomes an OBE, and Nadiya Hussain and Ainsley Harriott MBEs.
Another familiar face on TV, Gabby Logan, becomes an MBE for services to sports broadcasting and promoting women’s sport.
Female sporting success is also celebrated with an OBE for world taekwondo champion Jade Jones, and MBEs for netballers Serena Guthrie and Joanne Harten, and footballers Jill Scott of England and Loren Dykes of Wales.
- In politics there are knighthoods for former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith and fellow Tory MP Robert Neil. Diana Johnson, Labour MP for Hull North, becomes a dame for charitable and political service.