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New Year's Honours: 20 Celebrities Who Spurned The Queen And Turned Down Their Honours

30/12/2015 16:46 GMT | Updated 31/12/2015 15:59 GMT

Hundreds of people have been recognised in the New Year's Honours list, released on Wednesday night, but not everyone is so eager to welcome the gesture from the Queen.

Danny Boyle, Jon Snow and Stephen Hawking are among the celebrities to have shunned the offer.

Here is a list of 20 celebrities to turn down their honours:

Celebrities Who Shunned Their Honour