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100 Worst Britons

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In 2003, Channel 4 conducted a vote to discover the 100 Worst Britons We Love To Hate. The rules dictated that the winner had to be British and alive and not currently in prison or pending trial, though enough respondents ignored the rules that a fictional character and a rock band are listed among the "winners".

The results of the vote were shown in a TV show on C4, presented by Jimmy Carr, a British comedian. The show lasted a few hours, and went through the list from #100 counting up to #1, featuring TV clips of the Briton in question, together with various commentators suggesting why they made the list.

The vote was inspired by the BBC series 100 Greatest Britons, though it was less serious in nature.

The results reflected the opinions of those who voted on the Channel Four website. As with similar votes, little or no effort was expended to prevent people from voting multiple times. The resulting list turned out to consist mostly of minor celebrities and politicians.

Table of contents
1 Results
2 See also
3 External link

Results

The results, which are not statistically valid, are shown below. People marked (*) also appeared on the 100 Greatest Britons list.

  1. Tony Blair (*)
  2. Jordan
  3. Margaret Thatcher (*)
  4. Jade Goody
  5. Martin Bashir
  6. Gareth Gates
  7. Alex Ferguson
  8. H from Steps
  9. Geri Halliwell
  10. The Queen (*)
  11. Liam Gallagher
  12. Chris Evans
  13. Victoria Beckham
  14. Rik Waller
  15. Anthea Turner
  16. Bernard Manning
  17. Robbie Williams (*)
  18. Peter Stringfellow
  19. Neil and Christine Hamilton
  20. Jim Davidson
  21. Charlotte Church
  22. Darren Day
  23. Lady Victoria Hervey
  24. The Prince of Wales
  25. Anne Robinson
  26. Edwina Currie
  27. Chris Moyles
  28. Jamie Oliver
  29. Cliff Richard (*)
  30. Max Clifford
  31. The 3AM Girls
  32. Naomi Campbell
  33. Simon Cowell
  34. Sara Cox
  35. Harry Potter - who appears on this list despite being a fictional character and therefore not strictly eligible for inclusion
  36. Tara Palmer-Tomkinson
  37. James Hewitt
  38. Andrew Lloyd Webber
  39. Catherine Zeta-Jones
  40. The Earl of Wessex
  41. Tracey Emin
  42. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
  43. Mick Hucknall
  44. Michael Winner
  45. Pete Waterman
  46. Naseem Hamed
  47. Ainsley Harriott
  48. Trinny and Susannah
  49. Peter Mandelson
  50. Ken Livingstone
  51. Darius Danesh
  52. Amanda Holden
  53. Zoë Ball
  54. Martine McCutcheon
  55. Elton John
  56. Ant and Dec
  57. Alastair Campbell
  58. Ozzy Osbourne
  59. Stephen Byers and Jo Moore
  60. Richard Madeley
  61. Vinnie Jones
  62. Alan Titchmarsh
  63. The Countess of Wessex
  64. Chris Tarrant
  65. Ben Elton
  66. Jeremy Clarkson
  67. Jeremy Spake
  68. Carol Vorderman
  69. David Dickinson
  70. Frank Skinner
  71. Paul Burrell
  72. Tom Jones
  73. Sarah, Duchess of York
  74. Carol Smillie
  75. Liz Hurley
  76. The Princess Royal
  77. Guy Ritchie
  78. Delia Smith
  79. Johnny Vaughan
  80. Peter Tatchell
  81. Sting
  82. Gordon Ramsay
  83. Mick Jagger
  84. Damien Hirst
  85. Julie Burchill
  86. Richard Branson (*)
  87. John Prescott
  88. Judith Chalmers
  89. Cherie Blair
  90. Nigella Lawson
  91. David Beckham (*)
  92. Will Young
  93. Vanessa Feltz
  94. Ann Widdecombe
  95. Davina McCall
  96. Chris Eubank
  97. The Lord Irvine of Lairg
  98. Craig David
  99. Iain Duncan Smith
  100. Atomic Kitten - actually a band, not a person

See also

External link