Ant and Dec are childrens’ fifth favourite explorers of all time, research has found
The popular presenting duo were scored the coveted place on this list in a poll conducted by Cadbury, to celebrate this year’s ‘eggsplorer’ theme of their annual Easter Egg Trails with the National Trust.
The top explorer was named as Bear Grylls (24 per cent), followed by Sir David Attenborough (17 per cent), Christopher Columbus (12 per cent) and Helen Skelton (nine per cent). Ant and Dec scored six per cent of the votes, putting them in fifth place above Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Sir Francis Drake, who missed out being in the top five.
A fifth of the children polled thought that the perfect explorer should be ‘really’ cool’, while 51 per cent think they should be ‘brave’ and 29 per cent sees being ‘curious’ as an explorer’s top trait.
The poll also showed that a third of kids would consider being an explorer when they grow up – which is a lot more than the five per cent of adults who wanted to be explorers when they were younger.
But while Bear Grylls was voted as the top adventurer of all time, 68 per cent of children voted their parents as their inspiration. Aw.
To mark the top ‘eggsplorers’, the five favourites have been immortalised onto the face of a Cadbury Egghead product and gifted to them as a tasty Easter treat.
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