Music mogul Simon Cowell is set to become Sir Simon Cowell and  actress and Gurkha campaigner Joanna Lumley is being given a damehood

The X-factor and Britain’s Got Talent creator and judge has been given the honour for his services to music and charity. In January this year, Simon organised a group of artists, including Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey and Kylie Minogue, to perform a version of REM's Everybody Hurts to raise money for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Comedienne Joanna Lumley is being recognised for her influential campaign for the Gurkhas and helping them gain the right to reside in the UK.

Both Simon and Joanna will visit Buckingham Palace next month when the Birthday honours list is unveiled.

Does this mean X-Factor contestants will have to call the top judge Sir Simon from now on...?!

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By Marisa Bate