Stephen Fry rated favourite passenger for a road trip in drivers' poll

Comedian and actor Stephen Fry has been named the top dream car passenger in a survey of motorists.

He was voted above Sir David Attenborough and Sir Winston Churchill in a list of top celebrity passengers which also featured Elvis Presley, Peter Kay and Jesus Christ.

However, half of the 16,400 people polled by the AA said that they would prefer a friend or relative as their dream passenger.

Romantic relationships were ranked highest among family and friends, with wives, husbands and partnerships taking spots in the top three.

Nearly two-fifths of those who voted for family and friends would want to have their wives next to them, while 12 per cent asked for their husbands.

Sarah Rees, AA Driving School managing director said: “Many people will have missed the freedom of taking their car out for a drive during lockdown and staycations were certainly popular this summer, so maybe it’s a great time to think about future road trips.

“While you might want to pick Stephen Fry’s brains or listen to the soothing commentary of Sir David Attenborough, at the end of the day people will always rather see their friends and family in the passenger seat.”

Other key celebrities named as dream passengers included Jeremy Clarkson, Michael Palin and David Bowie.

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