Davina McCall picks up her MBE after revealing she has been sending letters to the Royal family for years

Davina McCall has been awarded an MBE for services to broadcasting after a television career spanning more than two decades.

The Masked Singer panelist (56) was presented this afternoon during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

She was joined by photographer Nick Knight and fashion designer Roksanda Ilinci who also picked up their honours.

After learning she was included in the King’s birthday honors to receive an MBE, Davina previously believed how much it meant to her.

She said at the time: ‘I can’t believe it. It’s a great honor and it really means a lot,’ she said earlier in a statement.

Davina McCall has been awarded an MBE for services to broadcasting after a television career spanning more than two decades

Davina McCall has been awarded an MBE for services to broadcasting after a television career spanning more than two decades

The Masked Singer panelist (56) was presented this afternoon during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

The Masked Singer panelist (56) was presented this afternoon during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

McCall recently admitted that she has been regularly sending letters to the royals since she was a child

McCall recently admitted that she has been regularly sending letters to the royals since she was a child

Not only that, McCall recently admitted that she has been sending letters to the royals regularly since she was young.

“It’s a little weird,” The Masked Singer panelist said. ‘I’ve been writing to the royal family since I was eight. I started with a letter to the queen. I got a letter with the wax on the back.

‘I then wrote one to Princess Margaret, (and) to Princess Diana after the Panorama interview.

‘I wrote to Prince Charles during his ‘Climategate’ when everyone was ridiculing him. I wrote to William and Kate.’

She added: ‘When I got my MBE I got a letter from Prince William saying: ‘I just want to say congratulations. We are so happy for you’. It meant a lot to me.’

Davina began her TV career presenting in 1994 on MTV Europe, before moving to Hitlist UK the following year.

But her big break came in 2000, when she landed the role on the then Channel 4 reality show Big Brother.

Davina hosts the Big Brother double eviction night in September 2008

Davina hosts the Big Brother double eviction night in September 2008

She continued to host the popular British show until 2010, as well as several series of the weekly eviction spin-off and celebrity edition.

Shortly after McCall began presenting the weight loss show The Biggest Loser on ITV, although the series was canceled in 2012.

Her latest project, launched last year, saw her star in the ‘midlife Love Island, My Mum, Your Dad’, which was hugely successful in its first season.

In addition to her presenting duties, McCall is also known for her social justice and charity work, although she has sometimes combined the two.

Since 2005, she has often been part of the celebrity presenter line-up for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day and was only confirmed yesterday to be returning this year.

In addition, she took part in the Stand Up To Cancer telethon in 2021, during which she paid an emotional tribute to her friend – Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding.