Wire FM mid-morning host Dominic Walker has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London at a ceremony at London Guildhall.
Previous recipients from the entertainment world include Morgan Freeman, Judi Dench and Colin Firth.
The ceremony dates back to 1237 and entitled a ‘freeman’ to earn a living in the City of London and not be subservient to a Lord or Baron. These days, most practical reasons for being a freeman such as the ability to drive your cattle across London Bridge have disappeared and the ceremony has become part of London’s tradition.
The former Key 103, Signal 1, 2BR and Bauer Network presenter is celebrating 20 years in the business this year having started at BBC Radio Lancashire and then moving to Radio Napa in Cyprus.
Dominic travelled to London with daughter Sasha, family and friends.
Dominic said: “It’s an honour to be a freeman of the City of London, I feel very proud.”
“Sadly, at my house there isn’t room to graze sheep so I don’t have any, but, I fully intend to travel to London and take part in the annual charity sheep drive across London Bridge.”
Other Freeman of the City of London include Colin Firth and Barbara Windsor.