Brits name Sir David Attenborough as their dream Prime Minister

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Sir David Attenborough has been named the nations dream Prime Minister.

A poll of 2,000 adults has revealed who they would really like to see running the country.

Sir David Attenborough is the most popular celebrity to be Prime Minister

The popular naturalist beat close rivals Stephen Fry and Richard Branson to be named the person who should have moved into 10 Downing Street.

His calming tones, love for the environment and popularity with people of all ages saw him win more than a fifth of the vote.

Ant and Dec – doing the job together – also featured in the top 25 list, along with JK Rowling, Adele and Stormzy.

The study, commissioned by Sky to launch its new action-packed political drama, COBRA, also saw England football manager Gareth Southgate and actress Helen Mirren among the top choices.

Airing on Sky One today (17 Jan), COBRA is set in the heart of government during a time of national crisis and stars Robert Carlyle as Prime Minister, Robert Sutherland, and Victoria Hamilton as his Chief of Staff, Anna Marshall, who must contend with impossible political decisions as they deal with a national emergency that threatens the very stability of the UK.

A spokesperson for Sky said: As a much loved and trusted figure, it’s not a surprise that David Attenborough topped the poll for PM.

As we have Robert Carlyle playing the Prime Minister in our new series COBRA we thought it would be fun to find out which celebrities the public thought would be best running the country.

Jeremy Clarkson came fourth in the poll, followed by Hugh Grant, who played a popular Prime Minister in 2003 classic Love Actually.

Piers Morgan, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Harry Potter star Emma Watson were also among the popular candidates for the top job.

But Mary Berry won the battle of the Great British Bake Off, with the former judge of the TV show coming in above her successor Pru Leith.

The study also found nearly half of the population reckon they themselves could do better jobs in Government than those currently holding the roles.

And four in 10 think their chosen celebrities would be more trustworthy than the real-life politicians in power.

Robert Carlyle stars as the Prime Minister in Sky One new political drama

One in five of those polled, via OnePoll, even admitted to being more likely to vote a celebrity into office during an election than the standing politicians.

Sky original drama COBRA launches today, 17 January, on Sky One and NOW TV.

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