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Stoke pair among 'worst Brits'
Grant Bovey and Anthea Turner (right)
Anthea Turner came ahead of Anne Robinson in the poll

Two of Stoke-on-Trent's most famous names have made the top 20 of a poll find the nation's "worst" person.

Occasional television presenter Anthea Turner and millionaire pop star Robbie Williams are numbers 15 and 17 respectively in the list, drawn up after 100,000 people cast their votes for a Channel 4 television programme.

Prime Minister Tony Blair topped the 100 Worst Britons poll, which was voted for in February and March as the war on Iraq loomed.

Anthea Turner has fallen out of the public eye since being the second best-paid female TV presenter in the UK five years ago, while Robbie Williams has received his fair share of criticism since he burst on to the pop scene in the early '90s.

Villain of the Year

Although the former member of Take That's albums have sold in their millions, landing him a record deal estimated to be worth 80m, many of his records have been poorly received by the critics.

The Port Vale fan scooped an unwanted treble at the NME Music Awards earlier this year, coming top in the Worst Album and Worst Single categories.

He was also voted Villain of the Year.

Anthea Turner's most uncomfortable moment in the glare of the public eye came after her wedding to Grant Bovey three years ago.

The newly-weds were accused of plugging Cadbury's products after a picture of them eating chocolate bars was published among the photographs of their big day.




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