Who is Northamptonshire’s ‘Greatest Living Englishman’?

Ashleigh Butler and her dog Pudsey next to a 'Banksy'  style street art tribute to the dog in Pebble Lane, Wellingborough

Ashleigh Butler and her dog Pudsey next to a 'Banksy' style street art tribute to the dog in Pebble Lane, Wellingborough

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Ashleigh and Pudsey are in the top 10 for a poll to find out who should represent the county in a search for the ‘Greatest Living Englishman.’

Ahead of next week’s St George’s Day celebrations, a county bar has launched a light-hearted poll online to discover who should be the county’s representative in a search for the ‘Greatest Living Englishman.’

Ashleigh and Pudsey at a book signing

Ashleigh and Pudsey at a book signing

Behind The Bus Stop, in Wellingborough Road, Northampton, has compiled the list of 10 finalists featuring in a poll on its Facebook page.

The list includes the likes of Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey from Wellingborough as well as Channel 4 presenter and comedian Alan Carr and Dr Who star Matt Smith, both from Northampton.

Landlord Paul Tyrrell said: “It’s just a bit of fun but we thought it was a nice way of marking St George’s Day.

“There seems to be plenty of famous faces from Northamptonshire on the television and in the world of entertainment at the minute so we thought we’d try to find out who people liked the most.

“St George’s Day never seems to get the attention it deserves and we want to celebrate it properly.

“Northamptonshire, like England in general, has much to be proud of and we want to champion those people from the county who have ‘done good’ and made something of themselves.”

Others to feature on the list include Radio Two DJ Jo Whiley, rugby world cup winner Ben Cohen and veteran entertainer Des O’Connor, who was evacuated to Northampton in the war and was an apprentice at the Cobblers.

To cast your vote in the poll visit the Behind The Bus Stop Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BehindTheBusStop.

Behind The Bus Stop is hosting a special three-course St George’s Day dinner on Tuesday, April 23, priced at £30 per couple.

For more details or to book call 01604 626126.