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'Yes! I made it!' - Beatle Sir Paul awarded gold Blue Peter badge.

SIR Paul McCartney has said that he has "made it" after he was awarded a gold Blue Peter badge.

The Beatles star was awarded the badge for inspiring generations of people with his music.

Asked what advice he would give to young people who want to be musicians and songwriters, he said: "The only advice really is to do it... a lot.

"I have a songwriting class and the first thing I say to them is 'Look I don't really know how to do this' and at first they kind of look at me, but when you think about it there is no formula.

"I know how to write one of my songs but I can't say 'you do it that way', because it's a very personal thing. So the advice really is to just do whatever it is you're doing... a lot!" Receiving his badge, he said: "That is beautiful, that's a great badge.

"I will wear it with great pride. "Yes! I made it!" The gold badge is Blue Peter's highest award and is given to people who have shown expertise in their chosen field, are considered to be role models, and who encourage and motivate children across many generations.

Sir Paul will be seen receiving his badge on Blue Peter tomorrow on CBBC at 5.30pm.

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