Phil and Holly win tastiest TV duo…Tom Hardy receives the tastiest male award…whilst Katie Hopkins picks up bad taste gong
The Great British public has voted to crown Britain’s tastiest and least tasty celebs. The winners of the SAUSIES awards, sponsored by Porky Whites – the great tasting British sausage brand since 1935 – have been announced and reveal which celebrities the nation think are the epitome of great taste and those who leave a bad taste in their mouths.
Hundreds of online votes* were cast to determine the celebrity winners in thirteen hotly contested categories from TV and Sport to Radio and Politics. Voters were asked to consider celebrities’ looks, style, personality and behaviour.
And the winners are…
Tastiest TV duo – ITV’s This Morning Phillip Schofield & Holly Willoughby
Phil and Holly were voted the Tastiest TV duo with nearly half of all votes cast. They came out on top ahead of Strictly’s Tess and Claudia and Bake Off’s Sandi and Noel. “Phil and Holly have such great chemistry and go together like sausages and mash” said one voter.
Tastiest male celebrity – Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy, the former model and now actor and film producer scooped the tastiest male award. “He’s not only extremely good looking he’s an amazing actor and an animal lover too” said another voter.
Tastiest female celebrity – ITV’s Holly Willoughby
Holly picked up her second award, this time in the tastiest female celebrity category. She beat Emma Willis and Stacey Solomon to first place. “I’d certainly love to share a sausage with Holly (errr no pun intended)” said one male voter. “She’s gorgeous, funny and a genuine person” said another.
Tastiest male breakfast TV presenter – Good Morning Britain’s Ben Shephard
In the battle to claim tastiest breakfast TV presenter it was Ben Shephard who beat his fellow Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan to the crown. Shephard received almost a third of the vote, with consumers remarking on his cheeky personality and good looks. BBC’s Dan Walker and arch rival of Morgan’s came third.
Tastiest female breakfast TV presenter – Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid
GMB’s Susanna Reid received the top award in the female breakfast TV presenter category. “She’s a brilliant interviewer, attractive and funny” said one voter. Another voter said “The fact she has to deal with Piers Morgan shows she has the patience of a saint.” Susanna beat her co-presenter Kate Garraway and BBC Breakfast’s Louise Minchin to claim the title.
Tastiest male radio DJ – Magic FM’s Ronan Keating
Magic FM’s breakfast show presenter and former Boyzone singer Ronan Keatingpicked up the award for tastiest male DJ. Voters loved his accent and cheerful personality. He beat Radio 1 DJ Greg James and Radio 2’s Chris Evans to claim the top spot.
Tastiest female radio DJ – Heart Radio’s Emma Bunton
In the female radio DJ category it was former Spice Girl Emma Bunton that got male voters’ hearts racing. “Once a spice girl, always a spice girl” said one voter. She came ahead of broadcasters Charlie Hedges and Vick Hope in second and third place respectively.
Tastiest sportsman – David Beckham
Golden Balls has still got it, according to voters. He was awarded tastiest sportsman ahead of Antony Joshua and Max Whitlock. “He’s a really handsome guy and ageing well” remarked one voter.
Tastiest sportswoman – Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill
She’s one of Great Britain’s most decorated athletes and she can now add tastiest sportswoman to her long list of titles. “She’s a great role model, truly inspiring and beautiful from inside out” said one voter.
Tastiest male TV chef – Gordon Ramsay
In the coveted tastiest male TV chef award, it was revered chef Gordon Ramsay who clinched the title ahead of rivals Jamie Oliver and James Martin. His professionalism, outspoken nature and culinary skills made him a big hit with voters and someone they’d love to cook for them.
Tastiest female TV chef – Nigella Lawson
Despite her recent disagreement with Dawn French over the best way to serve scones (jam or cream first?) Nigella was voted tastiest female TV chef. Her sex appeal, sophistication and domestic goddess persona helped her clinch the title over Nadiya Hussain and Lorraine Pascale.
As well as awards for tastiest celebrities there were also two awards for the least tasty / tasteless celebrities.
Tasteless politician – Theresa May
Theresa May was the politician voters thought was the least tasty. “Her dance moves are enough to put anyone off” said one voter. She was closely followed by Boris Johnson who consumers thought had made some of the most distasteful remarks and gaffs during the year. Jeremy Corbyn came third.
Tasteless celebrity – Katie Hopkins
Katie Hopkins was the celebrity that voters considered to be the most distasteful. “She’s a real toad, vile and rude” said one voter. She edged ahead of Katie Price in second and ‘love him or loathe him’ Piers Morgan in third.
Graham White, Chairman of Porky Whites and SAUSIES awards sponsor says: “The Great British public really do have great taste; and when it comes to their favourite celebrities it’s clearly about more than just great looks, it’s also what’s on the inside that counts.
“Whether it’s choosing our great tasting new look Porky Whites sausages or crowning the UK’s tastiest celebrities, the British public never seems to get it wrong.
“Congratulations to all the winners and the runners up who have shown they have impeccably good taste. As for the tasteless losers, there’s always next year and they have 12 months to put things right.”
Porky Whites is a British sausage brand that has been bringing families to the table since 1935. Over the years the family business has grown and developed alongside the ever-changing needs of its customers. The company has just introduced a re-design across its great tasting Porky Whites and Porky Lights range which further demonstrates its natural evolution from humble sausage maker to the diverse, family meal innovators that it is today.
The SAUSIES virtual awards ceremony is taking place on Thursday 25 October 2018 across Porky Whites’ social media channels @PorkyWhitesUK (Twitter) and @PorkyWhites (Instagram and Facebook). You can follow the awards using #SausiesAwards.
A full list of SAUSIES winners and runners up can be found below and at www.porkywhites.co.uk .