Strict ex-judge Dame Arlene Phillips will collect womanhood at Windsor Castle
Dame Arlene Phillips, a fixture in the worlds of dance, theater and television, must collect her femininity.
The former Strictly Come Dancing judge, 78, will receive the honor for his services to dancing and charity at a ceremony at Windsor Castle on Tuesday.
It comes as the Queen, who is experiencing mild cold symptoms after catching coronavirus, is self-isolating at the Berkshire Residence.
Dame Arlene was a judge on Strictly Come Dancing from the show’s first season in 2004 until 2008 and was later replaced by Alesha Dixon in 2009.
She rose to fame when she created the provocative dance group Hot Gossip in 1974, then choreographed for some of the biggest West End and Broadway shows including Grease, Starlight Express, We Will Rock You, The Wizard Of Oz , The Sound Of Music, Saturday Night Fever and Flashdance.
She also appeared on the recent series I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! and was the first contestant to be eliminated from Gwrych Castle in North Wales.
Sue Barker, best known as the main presenter of the BBC’s Wimbledon tennis coverage, will receive her CBE.
Barker, 65, left Britain to train in the United States aged 17 and enjoyed a successful playing career, with victory at the 1976 French Open as the highlight.
For 24 years, she had been the presenter of the BBC’s Question of Sport quiz show, but announced she was leaving the program earlier this year.
Keyboardist and songwriter Rick Wakeman, who has collaborated with David Bowie, Cat Stevens and Black Sabbath, will receive a CBE, while Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton and theater manager Roy Alexander Weise are among the other recipients.
Professor Keith Willett, National Director of Emergency Planning and Incident Response at NHS England, receives his knighthood.