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Stormzy, David Attenborough and Brian May honoured in Exeter

honorary graduate at the University of Exeter yesterday (June 21) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to society. Which got us thinking, are there any other big name celebrities who have also achieved this award from the city's university?There are a number of well-known alumni's who attended the university including Harry Potter author JK Rowling, Zara Tindall and Dr Alex George. But what about those who have received an honorary award?Well, it turns out there are quite a few.
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Sir David Attenborough beams with pride after receiving high honour from Prince of Wales for services to TV and conservation
Sir David Attenborough smiled from ear to ear after he was awarded his Knight Grand Cross honour from fellow avid environmentalist Prince Charles.The 96-year-old presenter and all-round national treasure has been a household name across Britain and beyond for decades, having produced and presented world-famous nature documentaries for over 50 years.On Wednesday, the natural historian collected his Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George for his services to television broadcasting and conservation.Sir David, first knighted by the Queen in 1985, collected the prestigious honour from the Prince of Wales, eldest son of Her Majesty, at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle.His latest achievement comes after the biologist featured in a segment of the Platinum Party at the Queen’s Jubilee concert held outside Buckingham Palace in London on June 4.Prince William highlighted the efforts of ‘visionary environmentalists’ during a section of the show, which saw a clip of Sir David projected onto Buckingham Palace.In recent years, Sir David More pleaded with politicians and people in power to do everything possible to protect the planet, warning of climate change and mass extinction.Ahead of last year’s Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow, Sir David called for ‘bold action’ and support for local communities and landowners so they can create connected wild places on land and at sea to protect humanity.In comments carried by the BBC, Sir David used his being named as Champion of the Earth to again urge action to prevent further destruction of the planet.‘Fifty years ago, whales were on the very edge of extinction worldwide,’ he said.‘Then people got together and now there are more whales in the sea than any living
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Check out the full Glastonbury 2022 line-up and stage times here
Glastonbury Festival have announced the full line-up and stage times for their 2022 festival – see all you need to know below.After being cancelled due to COVID in both 2020 and 2021, the Worthy Farm festival will make its long-awaited return from June 22-26, with Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar set to headline the Pyramid Stage.In recent weeks, the festival have been announcing line-ups stage by stage, with the 2022 line-up for their West Holts Stage confirmed last week, with Little Simz, Róisín Murphy and Bicep headlining.The Park, Block9, Croissant Neuf, Acoustic Stage, Glade, Common, Left Field and Shangri-La areas have also previously shared their full schedules.The full schedule for Glastonbury 2022 is now available on the festival’s website here, with details of stage times and what stage each act will be performing on also revealed.On the festival’s Friday night, Sam Fender will play on the Pyramid Stage before Billie Eilish headlines, while the Other Stage will be headlined on the same evening by Foals.Haim and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will play before Paul McCartney on Saturday, with Megan Thee Stallion on the Other Stage and Jamie T topping the John Peel Stage bill, while Sunday will see Kendrick Lamar’s headline set preceded by Lorde.
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Jeff Goldblum, 69, holds hands with wife Emilie Livingston, 39
Video: Nina Dobrev and Shaun White make red carpet debut as a couple (Cover Video)Jeremy Piven couldn’t eat during dinner with Dynamo while shooting new dance movieJudge denies Johnny Depp's motion to dismiss Amber Heard's defamation counterclaimTom Cruise recreates 'outrageous' Top Gun stunts with James CordenKhloé Kardashian baffled by face transplant rumoursSteven Tyler enters rehab following relapseBill Cosby going on trial again for allegations of sexual assaultJohnny Depp is winning public sympathy on social media over Amber HeardIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Liam Payne and fiancée Maya Henry reportedly splitIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Record label bosses respond to Halsey's 'viral moment' TikTok claimsIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Kourtney Kardashian wears white lace minidress for Travis Barker nuptialsIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Queen Elizabeth II won't reportedly receive salute at Trooping the Colour ceremonyMike Myers would be 'thrilled' to make one Shrek movie a yearQueen Elizabeth II won't reportedly receive salute at Trooping the Colour ceremonySand artists and Sir David Attenborough bring T. rex to Welsh beachOzzy Osbourne awaiting neck surgeryKourtney Kardashian wears white lace minidress for Travis Barker nuptialsEmilie is Jeff's third wife, following marriages to Patricia Gaul (1980-1985) and Geena Davis (1987-1991).
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Queen and Diana Ross lead star-studded Platinum Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace as full line-up revealed
Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and we could not be more ready.Will we get a repeat of Brian May on the roof of Buckingham Palace? Only time will tell…The stars will join Alicia Keys and Andrea Bocelli with a pre-recorded performance from Sir Elton John at Buckingham Palace on Saturday June 4 for the big celebration, alongside non-musical guests including  Sir David Attenborough and Stephen Fry.The concert, named the Platinum Party, will last around two and a half hours, celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne, and will be broadcast on the BBC.Guitarist Brian, who previously teased the news of the band’s involvement, said: ’20 years after playing the Queen’s glorious Golden Jubilee we’re very happy to be invited again.‘Then there was a moment when I wondered… after Buckingham Palace roof where can you go? Well… you will see!’Queen and Adam Lambert will open the festival, which will see 22,000 people attend, including 10,000 tickets to be released to the general public (while thousands of key workers will also be invited).Alicia will then perform, along with Duran Duran, Hans Zimmer, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel, Elbow, and George Ezra.Eurovision’s Sam Ryder, who made history at the song contest, will also perform.Diana will round out the evening, and said: ‘Her Majesty has and continues to be such an incredible inspiration to so many across the world and I was absolutely delighted to receive an invitation to perform on such a momentous and historic occasion.’Also set to make an appearance are British legends including Emma Raducanu, David Beckham, Stephen Fry, Dame Julie Andrews, The Royal Ballet and Paralympian swimmer Ellie Simmonds.Meanwhile, musical fans are in luck as Lin Manuel
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David Attenborough got excited after watching two dinosaurs getting frisky on new show
Sir David Attenborough got excited watching two dinosaurs having sex on his new TV show.The 96-year-old naturalist is fronting a new big budget docuseries called Prehistoric Planet.It uses state-of-the-art CGI to delve back 66million years and see how the creatures lived, loved and also died.There is one scene where an old male T-Rex is seen getting it on with a young female.And it seems Sir David loved being “a voyeur” watching the heavyweight hanky panky while he did the narration.Mike Gunton - the producer of the show which will air on Apple TV+ - tells Radio Times: “He was recording the commentary, but took his headphones and glasses off and leant forward.“He said ‘You know, Mike, watching these two T-Rex courting was like watching them with a pair of binoculars.“I felt I was there.“It was utterly, utterly extraordinary – every element of that behaviour was perfect’.”Sir David claims Prehistoric Planet - which launches on May 23 - will introduce viewers to dinosaurs such as the quetzalcoatlus and masiakasaurus which folk have never heard of.And he adds the CGI effects on the show are amazing.He says: “Sharing my passion for the natural world is something I have done for many years using different technologies, from the first days of black-and-white television, to colour, HD, 3D, 4K and now using the most advanced CGI animation to bring these incredible animals to life on our screens.“I hope it will inspire in our audience the same fascination that it does in me.”This comes after David hit the headlines after an unearthed snap of him come to light, where he looked unrecognisable in his first ever TV appearance for the BBC back in the 1950s.The star appeared on the series Zoo Quest back in 1954 - and was snapped
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Sir David Attenborough, 95, unrecognisable in dishy shirtless TV debut aged just 30
David Attenborough looks totally unrecognisable in his first ever TV appearance for the BBC back in the 1950s.The star, who is known for his close relationship with the Royal Family, appeared on the series Zoo Quest back in 1954 - and was snapped topless on a boat looking rather dishy indeed.He originally stepped in for zoologist presenter Jack Lester, who fell ill while filming, so David instead headed out to meet the residents of a village in Sierra Leone.Lester sadly died of his tropical illness two years later.The programme’s concept was simple - to travel around the world to collect animals for London Zoo.It came in the 1956 series that a 30-year-old Sir David was spotted shirtless on a sailboat, holding a bottle of beer in his hand while fronting the nature programme.The star looked totally different from his typical self wearing a pair of khaki cargo shorts and little else, with his blonde hair ruffled in the sea breeze and toned chest on display.His tanned legs were also on display in the Zoo Quest episode, set in Borneo.The episodes for Zoo Quest were originally broadcast in black and white, but were actually filmed in colour, meaning the footage can today be seen in full technicolour after being discovered by the BBC in 2015.Sir David admitted he was “astonished” by the existence of the colour film, having believed the discovery “impossible” before.In other episodes, the Zoo Quest team headed out to Paraguay, Madagascar and Guyana, with footage shot by cameraman Charles Lagus.After his stint, he went on to land the role of controller at BBC2, helping to shift the channel into full colour, and began making his own nature documentaries including the Life on Earth series in 1979.Sir David was eventually knighted
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