Former US President is UK’s Most Wanted Guest for Christmas Dinner


Former US president Barack Obama has topped a new poll as the famous person UK adults would most like to invite as a guest to Christmas dinner this year.

In the poll of over 2000 UK adults, conducted by Aurora Market Research this week, Obama beat Sir David Attenborough to the top of 2017’s most wanted Christmas dinner guest list, with Stephen Fry in third place ahead of the Queen and Prince Harry.

Peter Kay, Ed Sheeran and Jeremy Corbyn complete the top ten along with more seasonal wished-for guests, Jesus Christ and Father Christmas.

When the same poll was conducted by Aurora Market Research in 2012, Stephen Fry topped the list. David Beckham, David Cameron and Boris Johnson were also in the top ten in 2012 but none of the three make the 2017 shortlist. Theresa May and current US President Donald Trump also do not figure in this year’s top ten.