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Cheryl Cole tops poll as the ideal holiday plus one 


Cheryl Cole has topped a poll to be named as the ideal travel companion, with 1 in 7 men choosing the Geordie pop star as the perfect woman to spend some quality time with. The X-factor judge, who is due to release her second album ‘Messy Little Raindrops’ this week, was first choice in the poll conducted by cruise ferry operator DFDS Seaways.

Not surprisingly, Johnny Depp topped the men’s poll with 1 in 5 women citing him as their ideal holiday plus one. The actor recently shot the film, The Tourist starring alongside Angelina Jolie, who scored a middling 6th place among men surveyed by the poll.

The survey conducted by DFDS Seaways centred on the subject of quality time and asked respondents to name their ideal celebrity to take on a short break.
 
In the women’s poll, Cheryl Cole was closely followed by Kylie Minogue who secured second place, ahead of Kelly Brook in third. Bottom of the list was Tess Daly scoring 2%.

George Clooney beat Colin Firth to second place in the men’s poll, with 1 in 7 choosing him as their ideal plus one. Meanwhile, David Beckham held his place in the top half of the table, unlike Brad Pitt who was pushed down the charts by X-factor front man, Simon Cowell.

The survey was conducted on behalf of DFDS Seaways by YouGov and sampled 2,118 adults living in Britain.

Female celebrities in order of preference      Male celebrities in order of preference
   
1. Cheryl Cole    1. Johnny Depp
2. Kylie Minogue    2. George Cloony
3. Kelly Brook    3. Colin Firth
4. Holly Willoughby    4. David Beckham
5. Jennifer Anniston    5. Simon Cowell
6. Angelina Jolie    6. Brad Pitt
7. Fearne Cotton    7. Russell Brand
8. Christine Bleakley    8. Robert Pattinson
9. Tess Daly    9. David Cameron


Table depicts celebrities in order of preference of respondents when asked the question ‘Which celebrity would you most like to take as a plus one on a Mini Cruise break?’

DFDS Seaways are running ‘Let’s go Dutch’ 2 for 1 offers on Mini Cruise Breaks to Holland. You buy one Mini Cruise ticket and the other is courtesy of DFDS Seaways, meaning 2 adults get a break from just £69 or a family of four from £98. Or go 2 for 1 on a Mini Cruise break to Denmark from £85 for two people.

Visit: www.dfds.co.uk or call 0871 882 0885

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Issued on behalf of DFDS Seaways by Robson Brown

Notes to editors
All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2,118 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 4th - 6th October 2010. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

DFDS Seaways has acquired Norfolkline and is now one Europe’s largest ferry companies, operating both consumer and freight routes from England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Lithuania.

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