James Blunt: Annoying
You can't always rely on the Great British Public to get the right answer when they're surveyed - just look at all those Record Of The Year awards Westlife have won. But a new survey asking people to name their pet hates has got it bang on, with celebrities putting in a strong performance alongside cold callers, caravans, queue jumpers and traffic wardens.
James Blunt is an impressive fourth place, with Preston & Chantelle in ninth, and Carol Vorderman in twelth - if she's calculating how that happened, I reckon it's a combination of her 'ooh yes, Sudoku makes you more intelligent, did I mention I have a book/DVD/branded sweatshirt of it?' plugging, and those financial ads. Marvellously, Abi Titmuss comes in 18th, sandwiched between breaking wind and off milk. [Stuart Dredge]