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Aidan Turner, David Tennant and Maggie Smith among 2015's top fantasy Christmas party guests

Cillian Murphy, Catherine Tate, Mark Gatiss and Huw Edwards all feature in the list of stars TV lovers would most like to invite round for Christmas logo
Published: Wednesday, 16th December 2015 at 10:12 am

Aidan Turner, Cillian Murphy, Maggie Smith and Huw Edwards – is this the greatest Christmas party guest list ever?


Over 30,000 votes have been cast in a poll to find out who TV lovers would most love to invite round for Christmas.

Top of the wish list list for 2015 is Poldark's scythe-swinging leading actor Aidan Turner, earning over 30 per cent of the final vote.

But it wasn't just Poldark that viewers hoped to find under the mistletoe: Peaky Blinders actor Cillian Murphy made it into second place, with Doctor Who and Jessica Jones star David Tennant just behind him in third.

Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith shared a place in an eclectic Christmas guest list that included actor Benedict Cumberbatch, comedian Catherine Tate and newsreader Huw Edwards.

Doctor Who's Peter Capaldi, writer and actor Mark Gatiss and Martin Freeman completed the festive top 10.

32,343 votes were cast in total, in a 2015 shortlist that featured everyone from Broadchurch star Olivia Colman to Good Morning Britain's Piers Morgan.

In the end it was Turner who most people wanted to post a Christmas invite to. Now, what can we offer Aidan Turner to make that festive wish come true?

Your ultimate Christmas Day guest list

1. Aidan Turner (30.8%)

2. Cillian Murphy (8%)

3. David Tennant (7%)

4. Mark Gatiss (5.6%)

5. Benedict Cumberbatch (4%)

6. Catherine Tate (3.1%)

7. Huw Edwards (2.7%)

8. Peter Capaldi (2.6%)

9. Maggie Smith (2.4%)

10. Martin Freeman (2.3%)


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