RADIOHEAD, Kate Bush and Dire Straits are among the British acts nominated for induction into next year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, each of them receiving their first nod for the prize.

A total of 19 artists, including rock band Bon Jovi, singer Nina Simone and rapper LL Cool J, have been shortlisted for the prestigious accolade, which has previously been given to the likes of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Who and Elvis Presley.

There are eight British acts vying for this year’s awards, with Eurythmics, Depeche Mode, Judas Priest, the Moody Blues and The Zombies all nominated.

Thom Yorke-fronted band Radiohead have received a nomination the first time they were eligible.

An artist is only eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record, and Radiohead’s debut single Creep was released in 1992.

US rockers Rage Against the Machine have also been included in their first year of eligibility.

Votes will be cast by more than 900 historians, artists and members of the music industry – including every living previous inductee – as well as an online fan vote for the public.

The list of successful artists will be revealed in December and they will inducted in April at a special ceremony.

TV presenter Sue Perkins has told how she hopes the late Sir Bruce Forsyth would be “proud” of her role fronting next year’s reboot of The Generation Game.

She will host the 2018 comeback series on the BBC alongside her former Great British Bake Off co-presenter Mel Giedroyc as they take over the job famously held by Sir Bruce in two stints between 1971 and 1994.

While filming for Saturday night’s episode of The Jonathan Ross Show, Perkins said: “You can’t even think about it as filling his shoes because those shoes are unfillable. No-one can fill them.

“I hope he would be proud of the spirit of love we’re imbuing it with and the stupidness and silliness and (it’s) just packed full of the general public wanting to play and dress up and fart about. We’ll throw as much fun as we can at it.”

KIT Harington has admitted that he prepared for his bottom reveal scene in Game Of Thrones.

The scene was billed by some fans as an “epic” moment in the hit TV series.

“If you’re getting your bum out in front of 60 million people, you do your homework,” the British actor said.

He added that he did “lots of squats” and that “I have a naturally hairless bum!” joking of the nudity: “I’ll get them out for anyone!”

The newly engaged heartthrob also said he wants the whole Game Of Thrones cast at his wedding.

Harington, 30, announced his engagement to co-star Rose Leslie last month, in a notice placed in The Times.

He told The Jonathan Ross Show that he got in touch with the drama’s producer who manages the filming schedules to tell him about the nuptials.

“I rang him up and I said, ‘I’m getting married and it’s your fault actually’,” said Harington, who plays Jon Snow in the hit series.