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Arise, Sir Ken

Doddy gets his kinghthood

Ken Dodd was knighted by Prince William yesterday and said – of course - that he was ‘highly tickled’ by the honour.

He said: ‘One of the happiest things is the joy and pleasure it brings to your family and friends and then you say to yourself it is a great honour and I just hope I'll be worthy of it.’

At 89, the comic is still touring with his Happiness tour – legendary for running for four or more hours each night.

And at Buckingham Palace yesterday he vowed: ‘I won't hang my tickling stick up, till I have to.

‘I’ve got the best job in the world because I only see happy people. Isn’t that lovely?

After collecting the award he said: ‘We’ll have a glass or two of tickle tonic, then we shall go back to Knotty Ash. I’ll see the Diddy Men there.

Here’s the moment he officially became Sir Ken:

And here he is being interviewed at the Palace:

Published: 3 Mar 2017

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