He described it as an "immense honour".
Former British prime minister Tony Blair will be knighted with the highest possible ranking in the British New Year Honours List.
He described it as an "immense honour"
He'll be appointed a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.
England's CMO Chris Whitty will also be knighted
Actress Joanna Lumley is to be made a dame while there were MBEs for Spice Girl Mel B, tennis prodigy Emma Radacany and broadcaster Kate Garraway