Stephen Fry named the perfect holiday companion

The QI star was voted above David Beckham, Michael Palin and David Attenborough in our travel poll this month

We asked our readers which British celebrity they would most like to travel with if they had the choice – and Stephen Fry came top of the poll.


The survey, conducted with 1,954 respondents, saw Sherlock Holmes actor Fry take first place, with 39.79 per cent of the votes, followed by national football hero David Beckham with 13.8 per cent of the votes and Monty Python star Michael Palin in third with 10.25 per cent of the votes.

Much of the list was dominated by comedians. Along with Fry and Palin; Alan Carr, Dawn French, Joanna Lumley and Keith Lemon all made the top 10 list – suggesting the British public like to be amused while on holiday.

See below for the full list:

Top 10 Celebrity Holiday Companions

1. Stephen Fry                                              31.79 %                 

2. David Beckham                                       13.8 %  

3. Michael Palin                                           10.25 %                 

4. Alan Carr                                                   7.17 %  

5. Dawn French                                            6.9 %     

6. Joanna Lumley                                         6.6 %

7. Kelly Brook                                                6.1 %

8. Keith Lemon                                              5.89 %

9. David Attenborough                                 5.6 %

10. None                                                         5.6 %

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