The UK’s money is on Ant & Dec… o wait, no, Ant & Dec are wanted on the UK’s money!

by Lynn Connolly

In a poll conducted ahead of Channel 4’s big money quiz show The Bank Job, 2,000 Britons were asked whose picture they’d most like to see on bank notes…

And Ant and Dec, who are of course the nation’s sweethearts in terms of telly duos, made fourth place in the results table of whose image should appear on our cash.

In first place was Sir David Attenborough, while Princess Diana and her son Prince William made second and third places respectively.

Of the poll, the Sun states, “Two thirds didn’t know the historical figures on our cash — and would welcome a change.”

However, 23% of those polled said that Katie Price was the person they’d least like to see on bank notes…

In terms of which sports stars we’d like on our cash money, David Beckham topped the list, and in the music world, Freddie Mercury was voted as a contender to feature on cash.

The 2,000 Britons were also asked who they’d most like to be locked in with – inside one of The Bank Job’s vaults – with actress Helen Mirren being who most women would choose to be locked in with, while Cheryl Cole was the male voters’ choice.

The Bank Job, which is hosted by , starts on Channel 4 on January 2 at 10pm, but don’t forget, you can always play along online…

Click here to read about that and to get some tips on game play.

The incredible success of the online game – in which players enter a digital bank vault and compete against each other to open safety deposit boxes by answering general knowledge questions – has surprised the channel’s and the show’s producers, Remarkable Television, which is an Endemol company.

Channel 4 said of the interactive game, “The online game has attracted some hugely determined potential contestants, with one female player in Scotland notching up over 500 games in just one week.

“At an average of three minutes per game, she has played for 26 hours over a seven day period.”

The Channel also provided a few facts and figures about the game, including the fact that men account for 61% of all players, while players under 24 are “the most prolific”, followed by the over 30’s.

And currently, players in the North West and the South East are the strongest, with the regions turning out the highest number of players qualifying for Elite Player status.

Wales and Northern Ireland are “bringing up the rear” as the weakest regions.

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.