5th March 2013
The Hastings Direct Refreshingly Straightforward Survey has revealed that Yorkshire folk believe that money saving guru Martin Lewis tops the polls of stars who tell it like it is, closely followed by the Jeremys — Clarkson and Paxman.
Whilst car insurance proved to be the most straightforward insurance to buy according to the independent poll commissioned by insurance broker Hastings Direct, its survey results also reveal how straightforward Yorkshire folk can be.
The good folk of Doncaster, Harrogate and Leeds are most likely to give you fake contact details; whilst Scarborough, Sheffield and Rotherham residents top poll as the Yorkshire folk most likely to fail to mention they are married or in a long term relationship!
Meanwhile more than a third of adults in Sheffield, Calderdale and Leeds are happy to arrange a meeting with absolutely no intention of ever turning up!
And in response to the age old question "Does my bum look big in this?" — and we all know that it does — nearly one in five men (18%) will blame the colour and ask if a refund is possible, whilst nearly half (45%) will try and change the subject whilst over a third (35%) will "chicken out" and say it looks fine.
When asked to vote for their most straightforward — tell it like it is — celebrity, the top ten are:
The Hastings Direct Refreshingly Straightforward Survey was managed by independent market research company Survey Shack. 1200 Britons responded to the online survey from Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Doncaster, Harrogate, Leeds, Rotherham, Scarborough, Sheffield, Wakefield and York which ran from 15th–25th February 2013.
Women voted Martin Lewis, Jeremy Clarkson, Jeremy Kyle, Ann Robinson and Simon Cowell as their top five tell it like it is celebrities.
Men voted for Jeremy Clarkson, Martin Lewis, Jeremy Paxman, Gordon Ramsay and Janet Street Porter as their top five celebrities.