Marcus Rashford has made his way into the top 10 list of celebrities Brits would like to see become Prime Minister one day.
The Wythenshawe-born Manchester United and England star has secured a spot on the list of famous names the public would happily see take over in 10 Downing Street from a poll of 2,000 adults, which was carried out by Channel 4 ahead of the start of its newest reality series Make Me Prime Minister tonight.
But if Brits could pick any famous face to lead the country, who would they choose?
David Attenborough, Stephen Fry, Alison Hammond, and Dame Judi Dench are just some of the names to find themselves in the top 10 alongside Rashford.
The 24-year-old has been making a name for himself on the football pitch and scoring impressive goals since he was a teenager, but it’s been his ongoing work off the field to end child food poverty, stand up against the government, challenge racism and prejudice, inspire people across the globe, and ultimately give a voice to the voiceless, that has seen him really shine since 2020.
It’s most likely all this off-the-pitch work that has seen him rank among the celebrities who the public would want to take over as the country’s leader.
So, who claimed the number one spot then? Well, according to the adults polled, Martin Lewis, the TV personality and financial adviser behind MoneySavingExpert, is who they would like to see take over from Liz Truss the most.
44% of adults polled said they would happily vote for a celebrity to become PM.
When it comes to the top traits people would like to see in the leader of the country, honesty and trustworthiness came out on top, as well as being down to earth, having a good sense of humour, and being a compassionate person.
Other traits favoured highly by the public in a Prime Minister is someone who is unbiased (23%) and hardworking (36%).
Reflecting on the results of the poll, Alastair Campbell, who is set to present Make Me Prime Minister, said: “The contestants in the show are not the only ones who think politics is in a mess and that they could do the job better than Boris Johnson or Liz Truss – but I think they learned that the job is a lot harder than it looks.
“Some of them, without doubt, have real political talent and I hope they go into politics.
“They will also be pleased by the poll findings that people want our Prime Minister to have integrity, and be trustworthy and honest.
“So should we all.”
Top 30 celebrities Brits want to be Prime Minister
ITV confirms release date for new single parents dating show dubbed ‘middle-aged Love Island’
ITV has confirmed that its brand-new dating series for single parents is officially a thing, and it’s hitting our screens later this year.
It had long been rumoured that ITV had a somewhat Love Island-inspired spin-off series geared more towards those looking for love in the middle of their lives in the works, with reports hotly-tipping it to hit screens soon first surfacing back in July of last year – but nothing was actually set in stone at that point.
Then it was revealed back in January that, after months of speculation, all the rumours were true, as the broadcaster was actively casting for contestants and calling on single parents across the UK to get their applications in.
Already having been dubbed “middle-aged Love Island”, but previously called the working title of The Romance Retreat, ITV explained when it first put out the casting call that the new series would see a group of “vibrant single parents” from across the UK all meet under one roof, and that it was set to be the only dating show where they can search for love in a safe space.
Now, coming up to six months after that initial casting call, ITV has confirmed that the long-awaited series is finally set to hit TV screens later this autumn.
Given the new official title of My Mum, Your Dad, and hosted by legendary TV presenter Davina McCall, ITV took to social media yesterday to reveal that the “secret is finally out”.
Teasing a little more information about the new show, ITV explained: “My Mum, Your Dad is a brand-new series following a group of single parents looking for a second chance at love. They’ve been nominated by their grown-up kids, but what they don’t know is that their kids are watching their every move, playing matchmaker and holding cushions over their faces as they watch the shenanigans.”
An exact release date for the show is expected to be announced by ITV in due course, so you’ll need to keep your eyes peeled.
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Matty Healy delivers perfect reply to being called a ‘slack-jawed f***wit’ by Noel Gallagher live on stage
Matty Healy is once again poking the beehive and after being called a “slack-jawed f***wit’ by Noel Gallagher, The 1975 frontman delivered the perfect comedic response to his comments.
Healy was on stage in Dublin on Wednesday, 7 June, essentially warming up for himself after American singer Caroline Polachek had to pull out of the show, playing an hour of additional 1975 songs that didn’t make it onto the headline setlist.
A much more informal set than the main show — just Matty, a guitar, a keyboard his laptop and a little help from bandmate Jamie Squire — he spent lots of time chatting with the crowd and at one point, addressed the Manc music legend’s recent roasting.
The former Oasis songwriter and guitarist was sitting down with The Spin when the interviewer asked what he made of Matty Healy’s comments that he and brother Liam should “stop marding” and get back together — to which Noel said: “Oh, that slack-jawed f***wit… He needs to get over how shit his band is and split up.” Bit harsh but the 34-year-old seemed to take it in stride and had his own cold comeback.
Clearly enjoying having riled up the 56-year-old, Healy fired back by saying “The difference between me and Noel is I do a series of interviews to promote an album, whereas he does an album to promote a series of interviews”.
As one person posted in the comments, “I’m not the biggest 1975 fan but he’s absolutely mugged him off here”, and a lot of people tended to agree.
Healy did assure the cheering crowd that he and the band all “love Noel Gallagher” and claimed that they even “asked Liam to open up for [them] but he was busy” — we would have paid good money to see that happen.
Nevertheless, we’re certainly enjoying this hilarious little spat between the two and whatever you make of the two of them, they sure. Also, Matty’s right, the Gallagher bros should just get over it already and give the people what they want: an Oasis reunion. One day, we can always pray.