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Most people prefer to drive alone, but 37% would ride with David Beckham

Driving with the wrong passenger can be a nightmare, whether it’s impatient children yelling “are we there yet?” or overbearing parents that feel compelled to give directions, despite the fact that there is a perfectly functioning sat-nav in the car.

It’s hardly surprising then, that most people prefer to drive alone, with a mere one in ten drivers happier when they have a passenger on-board, according to a survey by Carcraft.

The survey also asked passenger-loving masochists which celebrity they’d most like to ride with and it appears David Beckham’s position as a national treasure remains firmly intact. Even though his best days as a player are behind him, the former England captain topped the list for both men and women, receiving a substantial 37 per cent of the vote.

A spokesperson for Carcraft said: “It seems Britons really can’t get enough of David Beckham, with both men and women wanting to take a drive with the footballing legend.”

Finishing in second place behind Becks was eccentric crooner Robbie Williams, in third position was Diminutive Geordie Cheryl Cole and, perhaps unsurprisingly, obnoxious petrolhead Jeremy Clarkson was high on the list at four.

The top 10 lists for both sexes were dominated by men, with the men’s list in particular being relatively male-heavy. That said, the men’s list did feature 24-year-old singer Tulisa Contostavlos and given some of her recent well documented escapades we’re pretty sure we know why.*

Finally, the UK’s top 10 celebrities they’d like to have as a passenger are:

1) David Beckham (37 per cent or 370 of the people surveyed)
2) Robbie Williams
3) Cheryl Cole
4) Jeremy Clarkson
5) Keith Lemon
6) David Cameron
7) Gary Barlow
8) Myleene Klass
9) Jack Whitehall
10) Richard Hammond

Men’s top 10 celebrities they’d like to have as a passenger:

1) David Beckham
2) Cheryl Cole
3) Robbie Williams
4) Jeremy Clarkson
5) Keith Lemon
6) David Cameron
7) Gary Barlow
8) Jack Whitehall
9) Myleene Klass
10) Tulisa (joint)
10) Richard Hammond (joint)

Women’s top 10 celebrities they’d like to have as a passenger:

1) David Beckham
2) Robbie Williams
3) Cheryl Cole
4) Jeremy Clarkson
5) Keith Lemon
6) David Cameron
7) Gary Barlow
8) Richard Hammond (joint)
8) Myleene Klass (joint
8) Jack Whitehall (joint)
9) Little Mix
10) Holly Willoughby (joint)
10) One Direction (joint)

*She has some sort of fragrance coming out, it probably smells really nice.

By Jack Scales

Image: Wikimedia Commons

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