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Camerons top Tatler party charts
David Cameron and his wife Samantha
Tory leader David Cameron was among the Beckhams' guests
David Cameron - cycling father of three, Benny Hill lover and transformer of the Conservative Party - now has another accolade to add to his list.

According to society magazine Tatler, he and his wife Samantha, are the UK's most sought-after party guests.

The couple have taken the magazine's top slot from model Kate Moss - and left celebrities such as Madonna, Mick Jagger and Liz Hurley trailing.

The magazine says the Camerons are "courted by every aspiring hostess".

Runners and riders

The pair's most recently-publicised dalliance with the glitterati came at David and Victoria Beckham's pre-World Cup Full Length and Fabulous Ball.

The couple, who were reportedly invited by Sun editor Rebekah Wade, mingled at the Beckham's Hertfordshire mansion with guests including Wayne Rooney and Ozzy Osbourne.

David and Samantha Cameron
Tom Hollander and Dixie Chassay
Camilla Al Fayed
The Earl and Countess of Mornington
Jefferson Hack and Anouck Lepere
Sting and Trudie Styler
Arpad Busson
The Duke and Duchess of Norfolk
Ben and Kate Goldsmith
Keira Knightley and Rupert Friend

Topping the chart marks a huge leap for the couple who did not appear at all in Tatler's 2005 annual list of the "Hot 100" party animals in Britain, which was then headed by Kate Moss.

Allegations of drug abuse and the super-model's on-off relationship with Pete Doherty has seen her fall out of favour.

Nevertheless, Jefferson Hack, her ex-partner and father of her young daughter, and his current girlfriend Anouck Lepere, have made an appearance at number five on the list.

Pirates of the Caribbean actor Tom Hollander and his girlfriend, James Blunt's ex, Dixie Chassay are second.

Harrods heiress Camilla Al Fayed is third, followed by make-up artist Jemma Kidd and her husband, the Earl of Mornington.

Sting and Trudie Styler are in the top ten, along with Keira Knightley and Arpad Busson, ex-partner of super-model Elle Macpherson, who finds herself at number 11.

Here are some of your comments:

David Cameron came to talk to my sixth form, and I got to ask him a question. To think I have hosted and chatted with the top party guest in the UK...
Jason Theodorou, Witney, England

Since when was the makings of a good party started with inviting people you don't even know for show and image?
Stuart, London

Oh well. Makes for a good quiz question: What do David Cameron and Kate Moss have in common?
Paul Lloyd, Ashburton

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