Jack Dee might have only left school with one grade-D A level, but today he picked up an honorary degree
He got the accolade from the University of Winchester, the town where he grew up and went to school, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to comedy, drama and the performing arts.
Dee, 47, said: "I'm very pleased, I was hopeless throughout school. I left with four O levels and one A level at grade D."
"Since then, I have subsequently wished I'd tried harder at school and made more use of the opportunities that were available. So this degree squares the circle in that respect."
University vice-chancellor Joy Carte said: "We’re very pleased to be able to celebrate Jack Dee’s considerable achievements… we’re proud to be honouring a comedian of such high standing."
Dee, the next host of Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, was a pupil at The Pilgrims’ School, Montgomery of Alamein School (now Kings’ School) and Peter Symonds College in Winchester.
He brought his old English teacher to the ceremony in Winchester Cathedral.
In other honorary degree news, Lee Evans is to receive a Doctor of Arts from Anglia Ruskin University next month to recognise his achievements in the entertainment industry.
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