- A Beck of a time: A quarter (24%) of Brits would love to stay in a 5 star hotel room with David Beckham
- Celebrity Dinner Date: A fifth (21%) dream of a late night dinner encounter with Holly Willoughby
- State Boycott: Trump tops power list of worst celebrity travel companions. Katie Hopkins and Hilary Clinton join top 10.
LONDON, 08 FEBRUARY 2017 – He may have made the headlines for other reasons recently, but Brits have proved David Beckham is still number one in their hearts, selecting the ex-England man as the male celebrity they’d most like to go on holiday with. A fifth (21%) voted Holly Willoughby as the top female celebrity they’d most like to travel abroad with.
Brits were seemingly more impassioned about who they didn’t want to go away with according to the Hotels.com™ survey*. Over half (60%) honoured Donald Trump with the title of worst potential celebrity travel companion to accompany them on their holiday. Trumped by Trump were Boris Johnson (50%), the Kardashians (43%), Nigel Farage (37%), Katie Hopkins (37%) and Hilary Clinton (30%), people that British holidaymakers claimed they would most hate to be trapped with abroad.
Top 10 best celebs to spend a holiday with
1. David Beckham
2. Holly Willoughby
3. Jennifer Aniston
4. Tom Hardy
5. Joanna Lumley
6. Jennifer Lawrence
7. George Clooney
8. Daniel Craig
9. Mila Kunis
10. Idris Elba
Top 10 worst celebs to spend a holiday with:
1. Donald Trump
2. Boris Johnson
3. The Kardashians
4. Katie Hopkins
5. Nigel Farage
6. Katie Price (Jordan)
7. Piers Morgan
8. Jeremy Clarkson
9. Kanye West
10. Hilary Clinton
Revealing the true obsession Brits have with celebrities, almost half (47%) admitted they would go on holiday with a celebrity at the drop of a hat. Despite 18% revealing they’d have to ask permission from their partners first, a quarter (26%) admitted they definitely wouldn’t take their partner with them.
Now you’re in New York…
According to the research, Brits were assured in their claim that New York City was the place they’d most like to visit with their chosen celeb. Brits were similarly clear on what they wanted to do once they got there, a fifth (20%) admitting they fantasised about their celeb companion taking them on an all-expenses-paid shopping spree, while a further 20% admitted they dreamed of sharing a romantic dinner. A quarter (24%) expressed a desire to check into a luxury 5 star hotel with their celeb crushes and have their way with them.
Top celeb spotting destinations
It’s no surprise that if you want to celeb spot you need to head to America’s glitziest cities and Brits seemingly know where to go. Two-fifths (38%) of Brits think they’re most likely to spy a celeb in New York, followed closely by LA (36%) and Las Vegas (26%). But staying-put or crossing the Channel may be equally as effective, with London (28%) and the French Riviera (23%) also listed as top celeb spot locations. The top five celeb hotspots according to the survey are:
- New York
- Los Angeles
- Las Vegas
- French Riviera
If you’re planning to jet off to immerse yourself in the celeb lifestyle, here are a few hotel ideas:
- The Michelangelo Hotel, New York, USA
Rooms available from £158 per room per night. For more information or to book, visit Hotels.com
- InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills, California, USA
Rooms available from £268 per room per night. For more information or to book, visit Hotels.com
- Park Plaza London Waterloo
Rooms available from £127 per room per night. For more information or to book, visit Hotels.com
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