Grime star Dizzee Rascal and Lady Leshurr amongst a list of Bitish music stars honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.


Dizzee Rascal, real name Dylan Kwabena Mills, was made an MBE for services to music.


He is considered to have been one of the founding fathers of grime scene which grew out of London at the start of the century. In 2003 the MC became the youngest artist – at 19 - to win the Mercury Prize, with his debut album Boy in da Corner.


He said that he deserved to be given top billing at Glastonbury Festival. "I've toured this festival for years, never disappointed," he said. "You can always count on me."


"I'm basically at the stage where they need to make me headline this thing - because they ain't had no British rappers headline this festival."


Rapper Lady Leshurr was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to music and charity.


The freestyle performer, whose real name is Melesha Katrina O'Garro, performed her distinctive rap, Quarantine Speech, for a YouTube fundraiser during lockdown.


Rap duo Krept and Konan, real names Casyo Johnson and Karl Wilson, were also awarded the British Empire Medal for services to music and the community in Croydon.


They launched the Positive Direction Foundation three years ago, which offers activities including workshops in music production, engineering and songwriting for young people.


Last year they also judged the first series of BBC Three's The Rap Game UK.


Celebrity cook Mary Berry was honoured with a dame hood.


Reacting to the news, Dame Mary, who has earned the status of national treasure over a six-decade career, added: "When I was first told that I was going to be a dame you don't really believe it. And then it's so exciting, and you feel very proud.


"For most of my life I have been lucky enough to follow my passion to teach cookery through books and the media.


"To be a dame is really the icing on the cake."


Also being made a dame was veteran actress and Coronation Street star Maureen Lipman and The Woman in Black author Susan Hill, in being made a dame commander.


There were knighthoods for UK rock 'n' roll icons Tommy Steele, for services to entertainment and charity, along with Brookside, Grange Hill and Hollyoaks creator Professor Phil Redmond, for services to broadcasting and arts in the regions.

Hercule Poirot actor David Suchet was also knighted for services to drama and charity.


Derrick Evans - more commonly known as Mr Motivator - was also made an MBE after creating online home exercises during lockdown and hosting a week-long workout with Linda Lusardi to raise money for Age UK's Emergency Coronavirus Appeal.


Another English music star, singer Mica Paris, was also made an MBE, as well as performer and vocal coach Carrie Grant. Elsewhere, broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough added to his legacy by being made a GCMG - one the country's highest honours.


Sir Paul Smith, the chair of the clothing label Paul Smith, was made a Companion of Honour, for services to fashion.


Daytime ITV presenter and journalist Lorraine Kelly was made a CBE alongside Judy Cramer, the woman behind the movie Mamma Mia! and singer-songwriter/campaigner Joan Armatrading - for services to music, charity and equal rights.


Professor Brian Cox, scientist and presenter of BBC shows including The Wonders of the Universe, was also made a CBE alongside Birmingham-born actor Adrian Lester, who is currently starring in BBC drama series Life and appeared in the films Primary Colors and The Day After Tomorrow.


OBEs went to ELO singer and music producer Jeff Lynne; and Tony Hatch - the man who wrote the theme tunes for Neighbours, Crossroads, Emmerdale and Petula Clark's Downtown; as well as Last Tango in Halifax screenwriter Sally Wainwright - for services to television.


Booker Prize-winning-author Bernardine Evaristo was also appointed at the same level.

The Girl, Woman, Other novelist became the first black woman to win the award, when she shared it with Margaret Atwood in 2019, after the judges broke their rules by declaring a tie.


How to Train Your Dragon writer Cressida Cowell was made an MBE for services to children's literature, while ITV's Dr Hilary Jones was made an MBE too, for services to broadcasting, public health information and charity.


Englan and Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford who is urging the government to extend its provision of free school meals has accepted an MBE.


The Queen's Birthday Honours list is usually revealed in June, but it was delayed this year by several months due to coronavirus.