Fry named as best holiday companion

This Is Local London: A poll named Stephen Fry as the ideal travelling companion A poll named Stephen Fry as the ideal travelling companion

Broadcaster Stephen Fry has been named the nation's ideal holiday companion.

The QI presenter - who has hosted a number of travel documentaries - jetted ahead of other TV travellers such as Michael Palin and Joanna Lumley in the poll for RadioTimes.com.

Second place in the search for a perfect getaway friend went to David Beckham. Palin - soon to rejoin Monty Python for a series of shows to be staged in 2014 - was third and Lumley was in sixth position.

Jade Bremner, Radio Times travel editor, said: "I'm not surprised at all, Stephen Fry is a born traveller and would charm the pants off anyone you'd meet on your trip.

"The last thing you want when you're travelling is to be stuck with someone who can't laugh when things, often inevitably, go wrong."

Top celebrity holiday companions:

1. Stephen Fry 31.79 %

2. David Beckham 13.8 %

3. Michael Palin 10.25 %

4. Alan Carr 7.17 %

5. Dawn French 6.9 %

6. Joanna Lumley 6.6 %

7. Kelly Brook 6.1 %

8. Keith Lemon 5.89 %

9. David Attenborough 5.6 %

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