Peter Lord, co-owner of Aardman Animations and creator of popular claymation characters like Morph, Shaun the Sheep and Wallace & Gromit, has been awarded a gold Blue Peter badge in recognition of over 40-years of award winning animation.
Lord called the kids’ TV honor “a dream come true” as he accepted his gold badge. He joins the likes of David Beckham, JK Rowling and the Queen as fellow gold badge holders.
“The Blue Peter audience love watching and creating their own animations,” series editor Ewan Vinnicombe told U.K.’s Western Morning News. “We are delighted to award Peter his gold badge nearly 35 years after his first appearance on Blue Peter.”