LATEST: Legendary crooner Engelbert Humperdinck is now Doctor Humperdinck after picking up a honorary degree from his English hometown.

The RELEASE ME singer, 69, was made an honorary doctor of music by the University Of Leicester in England.

Speaking at the ceremony, Humperdinck said, "(This is) a very proud moment in my life.

"As an entertainer I will always be Engelbert Humperdinck. To the citizens of this city, I will proudly remain a son of Leicester."