The Prime Minister as a dinner guest? No thanks

Prime Minister David Cameron loses by a landslide when it comes to being seen as the perfect dinner table companion – and Lord Sugar fares equally badly, according to the findings of a new survey.

For Britons in the South-East looking forward to relaxing over a meal with their dream hosts are far more likely to choose glamorous TV star Holly Willoughby or young royals Kate Middleton and Prince Harry.

The survey of more than 2,000 adults found that the Prime Minister scored among the fewest votes for the accolade of the nation’s most desirable dinner date, keeping company with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Lord Sugar, Kerry Katona and, surprisingly, One Direction heartthrob, Harry Styles.

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The survey revealed that both men and women of all ages would rather sit down to a meal with curvaceous TV presenter Holly Willoughby. The 31-year-old The Voice star topped the poll, firmly securing her status as the nation’s sweetheart and our favourite girl-next-door.

Mr Cameron secured even fewer votes than ex-tabloid editor Piers Morgan, and glamour model Katie Price.

Cheeky chappies Ant and Dec emerged as the most desirable dining partners for women, closely followed by Britain’s brainiest funny man, Stephen Fry, who managed to pip sporting pin-up David Beckham to the post. Perhaps unsurprisingly, men were most keen to enjoy the company of Holly Willoughby, pop star Cheryl Cole, and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

Steve Fudge, managing director of Fudges Bakery which commissioned the research said: “Our survey also revealed that nearly one in four Brits never get the chance to share a meal with friends or family, so it’s hardly surprising that, given the choice, they’d rather dine with the girl-next-door than a politician.”