Pippa Middleton, seen here running near her west London home, is the number one celebrity Britons want to see replace Charles Darwin on the back of a 10 pound note, according to a new survey.

In the study, which was commissioned by T-Mobile PAYG to celebrate the "More for Your Tenner" pay as you go price plans, a quarter of the people surveyed voted for Middleton, who beat out Lord Alan Sugar and Keira Knightley, proving that Middleton's popularity has not waned. She is constantly in the public eye, most recently for getting back together with her banker boyfriend Alex Loudon.

Most of those surveyed – 70 percent – didn't even know that Charles Darwin was currently on the back of the note. Many apparently believed it was Queen Victoria.

Patrick Coxen, spokesperson for T-Mobile PAYG, said, “Even though we use them daily, it would appear most of us pay little attention to the symbols and faces on our currency.”

T-Mobile PAYG has even commissioned three illustrations showing how the new notes might look. All Bank of England notes follow the same format and include a cultural icon on the reverse, with symbols and a selection of items that define them alongside their portrait. The new illustrations would be:

Pippa Middleton – Her derriere in her bridesmaid’s dress, party plates and cups owing to her family’s successful business and a pair of running shoes because of her love of marathons.

Lord Sugar – Amstrad computer, his famous AMS1 number plate, a set of spurs and a soccer ball for his time as Chairman of the Tottenham Hotspur soccer team.

Keira Knightley – Pirate ship and skull & crossbones in reference to Pirates of the Caribbean, roses entwined with an Oscar next to a copy of Pride and Prejudice and a perfume bottle in reference to her famous advertising campaigns.


  • Victoria
    Victoria on

    You've got to be kidding me. This is absolutely ridiculous. In fifty years, no one will care about these people, much less even know who they are. And to replace Charles Darwin is just silly. At least replace him with someone on his level.

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