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UK's favourite Yorkshireman
« on: July 31, 2018, 10:02:43 AM »
Michael Palin has been voted UK's favourite Yorkshireman - and York's Judi Dench the favourite woman
A poll of 2,000 Brits saw nearly a third select the Monty Python legend as the best export from the northern region.

Second on the list was gruff actor Sean Bean, followed by Sir Patrick Stewart.

Halifax-born Ed Sheeran came fourth with Jeremy Clarkson rounding out the top five.

York's very own Dame Judi Dench was chosen by almost half of respondents as the greatest ever Yorkshirewoman, followed by Jess Ennis-Hill and the Brontë sisters.

The study was conducted by the energy supplier npower to celebrate Yorkshire Day on August 1st.

Andy Wiggans, commercial director at npower and proud Yorkshireman, said: “Yorkshire Day is a reason to celebrate everything brilliant about the UK’s biggest county, and there’s no shortage of legendary Yorkshire folk to pick from with a list like this.

“We wanted to give the nation the chance to think about the region and how much it’s given the country – and the rest of the world.

“After all, where would we be without Monty Python’s dead parrot sketch – inspired by Michael Palin’s disastrous trip to a mechanic, who refused to accept there was something wrong with his car?”

When asked to think about Yorkshire, the first thing that springs to mind for the majority of Brits is Yorkshire pudding.

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Re: UK's favourite Yorkshireman
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2018, 04:31:35 PM »
Sean 2nd, Ed Sheeran 4th? Not too bad!

Judy Dench more popular than the  Brontë sisters ...