Olivia Newton-John has been made a Dame!

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Monday, 30 December 2019, 10:21AM

We've got chills and they're multiplying after it was announced Olivia Newton-John has been made a Dame.

The 71-year-old singer was handed the coveted honour in recognition of her services to music, cancer research and charity - having survived breast cancer and set up a cancer centre near Melbourne in Australia.

Following the announcement, the Grease star said: "I am extremely excited, honoured and grateful beyond words to be included with such an esteemed group of women who have received this distinguished award before me."

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Elsewhere, Sir Elton John also appears on the New Year Honours list.

The chart-topping icon - who was awarded a knighthood in 1998 - has joined the elite companions of honour, which is restricted to just 65 members.

Elton has been awarded the accolade in recognition of his services to music and charity.