Sunrise host Nat Barr's cheeky jab at Chris Hemsworth

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He might be one of Australia's most famous faces but Sunrise host Nat Barr couldn't help making a cheeky jab at Chris Hemsworth after he received a nod from the Queen.

The Thor star was recognised in the Queen's Birthday 2021 Honours List on Monday morning, along with Sunrise sports presenter Mark Beretta.

Sunrise host Nat Barr laughs with Michael Usher on set
Sunrise co-hosts Nat Barr and Michael Usher had a laugh while celebrating sports presenter Mark Beretta's OAM. Photo: Channel 7.

Thor who?

Nat and her co-host Michael Usher, who was filling in for David 'Kochie' Koch, delivered an on-air tribute to Mark who was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his incredible charity work.

'Beretts', as he's fondly known within the Sunrise family, has raised millions of dollars for cancer research through his annual cycling event, Tour de Cure, over the past 12 years.

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And, as Michael reminded him, he's in good company alongside homegrown Hollywood hunk Chris, who was made a Member of the Order of Australia.

At the mention of the Aussie icon's name, however, Nat pulled the comedy card and pretended to have never heard of him.

"Who?" she quipped as the two men laughed.

Chris Hemsworth with his wife, Elsa Pataky, at an '80s themed party in Sydney
Chris Hemsworth with his wife, Elsa Pataky, at an '80s themed party in Sydney earlier this year. Photo: Instagram/chrishemsworth.
Sunrise host Mark Beretta laughs on set
Mark Beretta earned the nod from the Queen for his charity work. Photo: Channel 7.

Michael also jumped in to compare Mark with the muscled Marvel superhero, who was recognised for 'significant service to the performing arts, and to charitable organisations'.

"Well, he's Thor and you're normally sore," he chuckled.

All jokes aside, Mark has achieved a staggering amount with Tour de Cure, which he co-founded over a decade ago.

The organisation has raised over $70 million, funded 550 cancer research projects, and contributed to 47 international cancer breakthroughs.

And despite having a 'hard year' due to the Covid pandemic which saw donations 'dry up,' Mark was proud to announce that the charity was on track to raise around $11 million this year.

When the segment was uploaded to the Sunrise Instagram page, viewers rushed to the comments section to share their well-wishes.

"Congratulations and thanks for your outstanding work," wrote one.

"Well deserved," added another.

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