RISE OF THE SILVER HAIRED SIRENS: DAVID ATTENBOROUGH AND JUDI DENCH AMONG THE NATION’S TOP FANTASY LOVE LETTER SENDERS

Key points

  • More mature national treasures - including Sir David Attenborough, Paul Hollywood and Dame Judi Dench - are among the top choices for celebrities that Brits would most like to receive a love letter from, according to new research from Royal Mail.
  • The study also unveiled an appetite to receive love missives from Game of Thrones stars, as the likes of Kit Harrington, Richard Madden and Emilia Clarke topped the list.
  • Regal geezer Danny Dyer was also a popular choice, as were Queens of TV Rachel Riley, Holly Willoughby and Susanna Reid.
  • A person’s wit, level of ‘interestingness’ and a respect for their career were cited as the most important facets of a good love letter writer.

More mature national treasures - including Sir David Attenborough, Paul Hollywood and Dame Judi Dench - are among the top choices for celebrities that Brits would most like to receive a love letter from, according to new research from Royal Mail.

Silver-haired sirens including David Attenborough, Dame Judi Dench and Paul Hollywood are some of the nation’s top choices for fantasy love letter senders, according to new research from Royal Mail.

 

The study, released to coincide with Valentine’s Day, also revealed a penchant for Game of Thrones stars, as the likes of Kit Harrington, Emilia Clarke and Richard Madden featured heavily in the lists for both ladies and gentlemen.

 

Regal-blooded geezer Danny Dyer proved to be very popular, as did the reigning Queens of British TV Rachel Riley, Holly Willoughby and Susanna Reid.

 

Celebrities Britons Would Most Like To Receive A Love Letter From

 

The Gentlemen

1.   Idris Elba (18%)

2. Kit Harrington (11%)

3,  Richard Madden (8%).

4.  David Beckham (8%)

5.  Eddie Redmayne (8%)

6. Louis Theroux (6%)

7.  Danny Dyer (6%)

8. Sir David Attenborough (5%)

9. Brian Blessed (4%)

10. Paul Hollywood (4%)

 

The Ladies

1.   Holly Willoughby (14%)

2. Rachel Riley (11%)

3. Emilia Clarke (9%)

4. Dawn French (8%)

5. Dame Judi Dench (6%)

6. Nigella Lawson (6%)

7. Olivia Colman (5%)

8. Emily Blunt (5%)

9. Susanna Reid (5%)

10. Rachel Weisz (4%)

 

Respondents voted a person’s wit (43%), their level of ‘interestingness’ (48%) and a respect for their career (42%) as the most important facets of a good love letter writer in the study, while their physical attractiveness is seen as one of the least important aspects (37%).

 

Mark Street, Head of Campaigns at Royal Mail said: “Our research demonstrates that the love letter still has the potential to set our pulses racing this Valentine’s Day. While, sadly, we can’t all expect to receive a love missive from our celebrity crushes, putting pen to paper for our own loved ones could be the next best thing.”

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. 

Total sample size was 2,322 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 28th – 29th January 2019. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all UK adults (aged 18+).

 

About Royal Mail plc
Royal Mail plc is the parent company of Royal Mail Group Limited, the leading provider of postal and delivery services in the UK and the UK’s designated universal postal service provider. UK Parcels, International and Letters (“UKPIL”) comprises the company’s UK and international parcels and letters delivery businesses operating under the “Royal Mail” and “Parcelforce Worldwide” brands. Through the Royal Mail Core Network, the company delivers a one-price-goes-anywhere service on a range of parcels and letters products. Royal Mail has the capability to deliver to more than 30 million addresses in the UK, six days a week (excluding UK public holidays). Parcelforce Worldwide operates a separate UK network which collects and delivers express parcels. Royal Mail also owns General Logistics Systems (GLS) which operates one of the largest ground-based, deferred parcel delivery networks in Europe.

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