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.”
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It’s even crazier to think what the trajectory of this video would have looked if you wound the clock back even by another 10 years.
As you can, not only has the company shown city’s skyline evolves over time, the company recently highlighted both central and Greater Manchester, highlighting the likes of Salford, Salford Quays and Stockport as they continue to grow.
While plenty of people have been understandably concerned over Manchester’s ever-changing skyline, especially post-2020’s Manctopia programme about the local property boom, the money these new-builds and developments have generated in the city cannot be denied.
Not only is Manchester one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe but two different towns in the region have been named among the best places to live in Britain over the past 12 months alone, but the city centre itself was named by Time Out as one of the best locations to visit anywhere in the UK.
It’s no wonder some of the happiest people in the country also live here, apparently.
Just lots of people telling us what we already know: Manchester is mint and thanks to its ever-changing skyline, it’s only looking more attractive to city types.
The Holiday is apparently getting a sequel after 17 years and it’s featuring the original cast
One of the best-loved festive films is apparently set to get a sequel 17 years after the original was released.
There’s no denying that The Holiday is an absolute Christmas classic at this point.
Released all the way back in 2006, the romantic comedy film stars Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz as Iris and Amanda – two lovelorn women from opposite sides of the pond who arrange a home exchange to escape heartbreak during the Christmas season.
However, their lives change unexpectedly when they meet and fall in love with two local lads played by Jack Black and Jude Law.
The Holiday is a film many like to stick on each time the festive season rolls around, and if you’re one of those with it on your watch list each year, then you’ll be pleased to know that the whole cast has reportedly agreed to film a sequel.
According to reports in The Sun doing the rounds today, Winslet, Diaz, Black, and Law are all said to have “signed on” to return.
Filming for the sequel is set to kick off next year, according to insiders.
The insider told The Sun: “The plan is to start rolling on scenes next year, primarily in the U.K. and in Europe, but the main talent are all signed up and on board.
“It’s one of the most successful movies of its kind and still enjoyed every year by millions of fans around the world – it makes perfect sense to revisit those characters and find out what became of their lives after they hooked up.
“It’ll be funny, poignant, and heartwarming – just what everyone wants for Christmas.”
Although the sequel is said to be in the works, it’s all very up in the air at the moment as no further details about the plot have been released.