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John Barrowman is ‘chuffed’ to be recognized with MBE by Queen Elizabeth

John Barrowman is ‘chuffed’ to be recognized with MBE by Queen Elizabeth

John Barrowman was recognized with a Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) over the weekend and the honor has left the Torchwood and Arrow star ‘chuffed.’

‘It’s been the hardest thing for me to keep this a secret, but I’m glad it’s out now, because this is probably one of the proudest days of my life,’ Barrowman said in a video posted online.

The openly-gay Barrowman, 47, was listed on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his services to entertainment as well as his contribution to charity.

‘I can’t tell you how honored I am to get this MBE, to be recognized by Her Majesty, and also by the United Kingdom, because that’s where I consider my home,’ said Barrowman who was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

‘Proud to be Scottish, proud to be part of Great Britain, and proud to accept this honour. I am chuffed and I can’t say more than that.’