Olympic hero marks an­other magic Mo-ment

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THERE was only ever go­ing to be one way for Bri­tain’s most suc­cess­ful track ath­lete to cel­e­brate re­ceiv­ing his knight­hood from the Queen – do­ing the Mobot.

Four-time Olympic and six-time world cham­pion Sir Mo Farah was hon­oured yes­ter­day for his ser­vices to ath­let­ics.

The 34-year-old long-dis­tance run­ner said: “As an eight-year-old com­ing from So­ma­lia and not speak­ing a word of English, to be recog­nised by your coun­try is in­cred­i­ble.”

He was joined at Buck­ing­ham Palace by Delia Smith, 76, who be­came a mem­ber of the Or­der of the Com­pan­ions of Hon­our for cook­ery – which she said is “poncy” now.

She added: “If I get one more plate with six dots of sauce on it I’ll go mad.”

HE’S COME SO FAR-AH Queen knights Sir Mo. Above right, Delia is hon­oured

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