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CZJ tops list of the least trusted

Jan 20 2004

The Western Mail


SHE may be one of the richest and most beautiful womenin Hollywood but Catherine Zeta Jones is not to be trusted, according to a new survey.

The actress, slammed for suing Hello! magazine over pictures of her wedding to Michael Douglas, beat Millionaire quiz cheat Major Ingram and disgraced MP Jeffery Archer to the title of Most Untrustworthy Celebrity.

England rugby hero Jonny Wilkinson was voted the most trustworthy celebrity, ahead of Bob Geldof, Trevor MacDonald and Chris Martin of Coldplay.

The poll of 3,500 Brits, conducted by Clerical Medical, also put Ulrika Jonsson , Michael Jackson, Jordan, Elizabeth Hurley, Russell Crowe, Liam Gallagher and Jennifer Lopez in the Top 10 Least Trustworthies.

Other stars to appear in the chart of most trustworthy celebrities were Judy Finnegan, David Beckham, Paul Merton, Tom Hanks, Fern Britton and Shane Ritchie.

A spokesman for Clerical Medical said, "As you would expect after the euphoria ofthe Rugby World Cup, Jonny Wilkinson topped the poll.

"What is interesting is that those celebrities who are perceived as being honest, fair and accessible have far greater respect from the public.

They are the new figures of authority."

The survey also revealed that a quarter of people don't trust those who can't or won't look you in the face.

A third of people say they trust those who are down to earth - with one in 10 saying a firm handshake will do the trick.

And 35% of people said they wouldn't trust people in positions of power "as far as they could throw them".

Untrustworthy celebrities

1. Catherine Zeta Jones
2. Major Charles Ingram
3. Jeffrey Archer
4. Ulrika Jonsson
5. Michael Jackson
6. Jordan
7. Elizabeth Hurley
8. Russell Crowe
9. Liam Gallagher
10. Jennifer Lopez

Trustworthy celebrities

1. Jonny Wilkinson
2. Bob Geldof
3. Trevor MacDonald
4. Chris Martin (Coldplay)
5. Judy Finnegan
6. David Beckham
7. Paul Merton
8. Tom Hanks
9. Fern Britton
10. Shane Ritchie


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