Award winning screen writer and actor Noel Clarke was awarded with an honorary doctorate from the University of East London yesterday.

Dr Clarke, as he must now be addressed, was given the award at a presentation in London’s O2 for his contribution to film making. He tweeted his joy to his followers on Twitter.

However there was some negativity as a tweeter claimed Clarke received the award as part of a publicity stunt, to which Clarke replied

You tell ’em doctor! Happy for him though we are, no matter how many times we say that it just doesn’t sound right.

Do you think Noel Clarke deserved to be awarded with a doctorate degree?