A woman from Manchester has been crowned the winner of a nationwide competition in search of the messiest car in the UK.
And she’s beaten out over 200 submissions to the top spot too.
For some of us, our car truly is our pride and joy, but for others, it’s nothing more than a dumping ground on wheels, which is why leading car parts supplier, Euro Car Parts, decided to launch a competition seeking out the messiest motor in the country and asked drivers to submit a photo of their untidy car for a chance to win what would be, for them, a much-needed £200 car cleaning product bundle.
Whether it’s a title to carry with pride or not, that didn’t stop hundreds of people from sending in their entries in the hopes of taking the crown.
But it was 32-year-old Louise Duffy from right here in Manchester who’s been named the winner.
“I am delighted beyond belief.” Louise said.
“Whilst some people might not be happy to claim this title, I certainly am.
“The car gets so messy because of my happy kids, who apparently know where everything is, which makes for lots of chaos [so] I am absolutely thrilled to win the prize, and my boys will love to clean out the car with our new goodies.”
Speaking on the winner of this year’s competition, Helen Robinson – Corporate Communications Director at Euro Car Parts – said: “We hope that the cleaning bundle helps Louise keep her car in sparkling condition from now on”.
Louise may have taken the crown, but she’s also in good company too after being joined by another fellow Greater Mancunian and local Cheshire resident in the top 10 too.
Elizabeth Barton from Wigan, and Marianne Sparkes from Macclesfield, have been named as runners up.
When it came to Elizabeth’s entry though, she wasn’t actually the culprit with the messy vehicle and instead took it upon herself to enter her husband’s car into the competition, which she apparently flat out refuses to sit inside of as it hasn’t been cleaned in four years.
Marianne, on the other hand, is the owner of her messy car entry and claims to empty it regularly, but her kids soon see to making a mess again.
“Cleaning out your car can often fall to the bottom of your list of jobs, and we’re sure that for many, these images may be a familiar sight.” Helen Robinson continued.
“[But] giving your car a clean from time to time means you and your passengers will have a safer and more pleasant driving experience [and] we recommend cleaning the inside of your car fairly regularly, especially now that many vehicles aren’t being used as often, as unpleasant smells may build up”.
You can find some top tips for cleaning and valeting your car from the comfort of your own home via the Euro Car Parts website here.
Timothée Chalamet thinks the sexiest British accent is… Hull?
Hollywood A-lister Timothée Chalamet has revealed the British accents he finds sexiest, and the results are unexpected.
The 27-year-old star of Wonka said that a Hull accent is up there as one of his favourites, along with Italian and French.
How does Timothée Chalamet even know about Hull’s existence, never mind know what the accent sounds like?
The star, who rose to astronomical fame back in 2017 with his portrayal of Elio in Call Me By Your Name, and has since starred in blockbusters such as Dune and Little Woman, revealed his favourite access on the current Wonka press tour, The Hoot reports.
Chalamet appeared on LadBible TV talking to Keegan-Michael Key, where they discuss the internet’s biggest debates.
In a segment where they debate the British accent, Chalamet goes on to reveal his top three British accents… and the answers are not what you would expect.
Firstly he admits his favourite is the Hull accent, he says: “I like the Hull accent. Hull is sexy”.
We’ve never thought of the Hull accent as particularly sexy before, but we will absolutely take it.
He then goes onto say: “I like Hull, Essex is my top three, and I like a middle-aged Yorkshire accent.”
We’re not sure the difference between a Yorkshire and a middle-aged Yorkshire accent, but what Timothée wants then Timothée will get.
In the comments, one person said: “I’m from Hull and nobody in Hull likes the Hull accent lol.”
Another joked: “suddenly i have the hull accent.”
And someone else wrote: “good day to have a hull accent.”
So thank you Timmy, we’d have to say that we wholeheartedly agree and that our accent is in fact, the sexiest of them all.
Next time we’d like to see you attempt a Yorkshire accent on the big screen, because we’re sure you’d absolutely smash it.
Sir David Jason set for TV return in Only Fools and Horses documentary Christmas special
In a surprise bit of festive news, the only and only Sir David Jason is returning for an Only Fools and Horses Christmas special this December. Lovely jubbly!
The best-loved and most-watched British comedy of all time will be back on our screens in documentary form this festive season, with Del Boy himself David Jason revisiting the iconic comedy character after 20 years he last played him on screen.
While the legendary sitcom was broadcast on BBC back in the day, the highly-anticipated Only Fools doc will be airing on Channel 5 right before Christmas as a special one-off programme.
Looking back on the show’s incredible run on UK screens over seven series and the several ‘Christmas Cracker’ specials, specifically, the latest Only Fools and Horses documentary will see Jason and a number of other guests appearing to chat about the legendary show.
While it’s still unclear how many of the original cast will be appearing, Jason’s on-screen wife Tessa Peake-Jones (Raquel) is confirmed to be appearing along with other special guests including newscaster Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Bendiorm‘s Sherrie Hewson.
Sadly, a full theatrical reunion just isn’t on the cards following the deaths of Roger Lloyd Pack (Trigger), Kenneth MacDonald (Mike the Landlord) and Buster Merryfield (Uncle Albert) in the 30 years since the show ended its run.
Only Fools writer John Sullivan also sadly passed away aged 64 in 2011 and fellow co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst, a.k.a. Rodney Trotter, told Metro: “We can’t. John is no longer with us. John was the driving force of the show and we have also lost quite a few cast members now.
“I don’t think I could do it without them and I certainly couldn’t do it without John. At the risk of depressing everyone, I think the last two times I’ve seen David has been at funerals.”
Simply entitled, ‘The Story Of Only Fools And Horses At Christmas’, the 90-minute special is yet to have its broadcast date fully confirmed but you best keep your eyes peeled on the TV guide — we’ll let you know as soon we do.
Jason, 81, has only just recovered from hip surgery earlier this year, so it’ll be nice to see his familiar grin back on our screens.
Right, we’re off to binge a whole series on UK Gold.