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By George! George at ASDA voted the nation’s favourite George

ASDA Logo (Image © Rui Vieira/PA Wire ) The budget savvy supermarket clothing label GEORGE, has today been voted Britain’s favourite George in a poll of 36,259 readers of MSN Entertainment, beating rivals from Hollywood and even Royalty.

In the poll, launched to celebrate England’s patron saint St. George’s Day on the 23rd April 2009, the supermarket label romped home to victory with more than 7,000 respondents (20%) voting for it to hit the top spot.

The clothing brand came ahead of Hollywood hunk George Clooney (19%) and guitar hero George Harrison (17%) to win its place as the nation’s favourite namesake. Historic importance had little bearing on the poll, with George VI receiving a mere 5% of the nation’s votes, saved from total humiliation by TV personality George Lamb, who received a menial 3% of votes.

Britain’s favourite George

  1. George at ASDA: 20%
  2. George Clooney: 19%
  3. George Best: 17%
  4. George Harrison: 17%
  5. George Sampson: 10%
  6. George Michael: 9%
  7. George VI: 5%
  8. George Lamb: 3%

“The results of the poll were certainly a little surprising; celebrities such as George Clooney and George Michael are never far from the headlines, but the fact that a budget clothing brand has topped the polls is undoubtedly a sign of the times.” Colleen Last, MSN Entertainment.

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