I voted for Josie Lawrence- once she got over her first timer nerves she has done well-she is an old pro at Improv and has won a few shows now so she was my favorite out of the females- with Shelia Hancock a very close runner up.
Paul was a shoo in for me and I love the naughtyness of Julian
- the 4th spot was the hard one-it was a toss up between Stephan Fry/ Ross Noble/ and Graham Norton- I finally gave the edge to Graham but just barely.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dean" <dbedford@...> wrote:
> Seeing as we didn't look like getting near the 100 voters total, I thought I'd close the poll, which ran on the blog as well as here.
> Votes were as follows:
> Paul Merton 22
> Ross Noble 15
> Gyles Brandreth, Stephen Fry, Tony Hawks 12
> Julian Clary 11
> Graham Norton 10
> Sue Perkins 8
> Sheila Hancock 7
> Marcus Brigstocke, Kit Hesketh-Harvey 5
> Pam Ayres, Charles Collingwood, Jenny Eclair, Josie Lawrence 4
> Shappi Khoprsandi 3
> Fred MacAulay, Liza Tarbuck 2
> Tim Rice 1
> Chris Neill 0
> The final results are about where the producers would be, I'd suggest. Apart from Ross and Stephen, the top raters are those that appear most frequently - and one imagines the producers would be delighted to have Ross and Stephen on more often.
> Women didn't rate very well... Sue Perkins was best at eighth.
> I feel a bit sorry for Chris Neill - I suppose I can't honestly say he would have received one of my four votes - but he's always been very funny on the programme, and is tops at banter and repartee. I think I'd have had him in my top 10.
> The other interesting point to me is how well Gyles Brandreth did. You get a few people who say they dislike him but he adds something different. I think he deserves the rating he got.