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Sky poll: Attenborough the ideal PM

January 17, 2020

By Nik Roseveare

Sir David Attenborough would be the nation’s dream Prime Minister. A survey of 2,000 adults revealed the popular broadcaster and naturalist beat the likes of Stephen Fry and Jeremy Clarkson to top the poll of which celebrity people would most like to see take up residency in 10 Downing Street.

TV presenters Ant and Dec also featured in the top 10 list (presumably as a double act), along with Harry Potter author JK Rowling and England football manager Gareth Southgate. Steve Coogan’s beloved Alan Partridge character also managed to crack the top 25 list.

The survey was commissioned by Sky to launch its new political drama, Cobra, which stars Robert Carlyle as the PM as the country deals with a national emergency. The 6 part drama airs on Sky One from tonight (January 17th).

The full top 25 celebritiess that Brits would most like to see as PM are:

1. David Attenborough (21 per cent)

2. Stephen Fry (14 per cent)

3. Richard Branson (13 per cent)

4. Jeremy Clarkson (13 per cent)

5. Hugh Grant (9 per cent)

6. Piers Morgan (9 per cent)

7. Ant and Dec (9 per cent)

8. Jurgen Klopp (9 per cent)

9. Helen Mirren (8 per cent)

10. JK Rowling (8 per cent)

11. Ricky Gervais (7 per cent)

12. James Corden (7 per cent)

13. Emma Watson (7 per cent)

14. Gareth Southgate (7 per cent)

15. Adele (7 per cent)

16. Russell Brand (6 per cent)

17. Mary Berry (6 per cent)

18. Lenny Henry (6 per cent)

19. Robert Carlyle (6 per cent)

20. Sharon Osbourne (5 per cent)

21. Stormzy (5 per cent)

22. Alan Partridge (5 per cent)

23. Harry Styles (5 per cent)

24. Ruth Jones (5 per cent)

25. Prue Leith (5 per cent)


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