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Beckham wins bank note poll [File photo]

Beckham wins bank note poll [File photo] (Getty Images)

David Beckham wins poll to be on British bank note

Over a third of Britons want England football captain David Beckham's picture put on British bank notes, according to a survey released on Thursday.

As novelist Charles Dickens is replaced on some notes by scientist Charles Darwin, a poll found that a quarter of those surveyed think that the faces featured on current bank notes, such as composer Edward Elgar and 19th-century social reformer Elizabeth Fry, are outdated.

Beckham, who has recently transfered from Manchester United to Spain's Real Madrid, topped the Virgin Money poll with 37 per cent saying he was the figure they most wanted to see on their bank notes.

War-time prime minister Winston Churchill was the second most popular choice with 29 per cent of the vote, followed by Princess Diana, 21 per cent, and William Shakespeare with 13 per cent.

Welsh-born actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and singer Robbie Williams each received eight percent of the vote.

Prime Minister Tony Blair was the person respondents least wanted to see on their notes with 16 per cent of those polled against putting his picture on the notes.

Market research firm Taylor Nelson Sofres polled 1,002 people for Virgin Money in July.




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