Esther Rantzen
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New Year Honours: Esther Rantzen made a Dame

Esther Rantzen, the former television presenter and founder of ChildLine, has been made a Dame in the New Year's Honours list.

Rantzen set up the counselling charity almost 30 years ago to give young people confidential advice about abuse and bullying.

She told the BBC: "It feels extraordinary. I am used to very grand people being Dames and I can't really adjust."