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Celebrity travel buddies


Ed Sheeran is Brits top choice on a road-trip, according to an independent study released today, with Piers Morgan at the other end of the scale.

Budget Car Rental UK, who commissioned the survey, has today revealed the list of most favoured celebrity travel buddies and those we would rather avoid. The leading mobility provider conducted an independent, European-wide survey to discover who we would most like to travel with on a long car journey, with hit-maker Ed Sheeran topping the list amongst British respondents.

Whereas, Piers Morgan was voted the celebrity Brits would least like to take a road trip with.

The all-time top five celebrity travel companions according to Brits are: singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, followed by Will Smith – who has recently made a comeback and is racking up the followers on Instagram – Carpool Karaoke favourite James Cordon, with Car Share’s Peter Kay in fourth place, and HRH Queen Elizabeth in fifth.

The stars we wouldn’t want to sacrifice a front seat for are journalist Piers Morgan, followed by Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, and Katie Hopkins, with Jeremy Clarkson taking fifth place.

European Results
Across Europe, results largely reflected those of the UK, although Jump in my Car crooner David Hasselhoff was an unsurprising hit in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, ranking in the top ten in each location. Cristiano Ronaldo, Paris Hilton and Johnny Depp were much less popular in mainland Europe, featuring near the bottom of the list across most countries surveyed.

Best parts of the journey
As part of a wider initiative to identify the most enjoyable and sometimes stressful moments of our journeys, Budget Car Rental conducted a European-wide study ahead of the peak summer period to help understand what the public love and loath about long car trips.

Alongside the celebrity wish list, the survey also uncovered what Brits love the most about travelling by car on vacation. Most (47%) are enamoured by the surroundings and sightseeing, while 32% simply enjoy the journey itself, and 29% appreciate the flexibility and freedom in their plans that car travel gives them.

UK Top Ten Best Road Trip Companions

1 Ed Sheeran
2 Will Smith
3 James Cordon
4 Peter Kay
5 The Queen
6 Elvis Presley
7 Prince Harry
8 Michael Jackson
9 Beyonce
10 Kim Kardashian

UK Top Ten Worst Road Trip Companions

1 Piers Morgan
2 Kim Kardashian
3 Justin Bieber
4 Katie Hopkins
5 Jeremy Clarkson
6 Kanye West
7 Cristiano Ronaldo
8 Gemma Collins
9 Paris Hilton
10 Johnny Depp

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