Honour for singer-turned-presenter

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Singer and broadcaster Cerys Matthews has landed an MBE for her services to music - and said it was more for the records she had played on air, than the ones she had made herself.

Matthews, formerly the singer of Welsh band Catatonia and now a radio and TV presenter, said it was “incredible” to be recognised for her passion for sharing her love of music.

The 45-year-old said: “I am delighted to receive this honour, and accept it not so much for the music I’ve made but for the music I’ve played on my BBC 6 Music show.

“I am passionate about sharing music, through writing books, making documentaries and, of course, through the wonder that is radio, to an ever widening audience - and to receive recognition for this is incredible.”