'Wossy's home is where the happiness is'

Article date: 28 July 2005

The ‘Quote Me Happy’ insurancepeople Norwich Union have come up with some amazing facts regardingthe way we feel about the home lives of the rich and famous. Askedwhich celebrities we thought had the happiest homes, two TVpresenters were clear winners: Jamie Oliver with over one-fifth ofvotes and chat-show host Jonathan Ross was way ahead with nearlyone-third. The multi-millionaire Beckhams’ home however wasjudged as being unhappy with a tragic 1% rating.

In the survey of 2000 men and women, cartoonfavourites Homer and Marge Simpson beat the likes of Richard andJudy in the happy home stakes. Madonna and Guy Ritchie were alsoovertaken in the poll by our yellow friends.

If you think your home has what it takes to out do Wossy et al, log on to www.norwichunion.combetween 7 July and 31 October 2005 to enter the ‘HappyHomes’ competition. The winner will receive an £8000 prize(monetary or vouchers) to help make their happy home a dream home,with 20 runners-up obtaining £100 prizes.

The survey also revealed which celebritiesaren’t considered to be so happy at home. Predictably themiserable fictitious Slater family from BBC TV’s EastEndersscored the lowest figure.

Off on holiday? Who would you be most happylooking after your home while you’re away? Maybe high-scoringLawrence Llewellyn-Bowen would get busy around theplace while another favourite Prince William would certainly add atouch of class. Meanwhile child "Home Alone" star McCauley Culkinwas considered a pretty poor bet, after his character trashed hisfamily’s home in the movie.

But way ahead of these was Big Brother presenter Davina McCallwith over one-quarter of the votes. Is everyone mad? Wouldn’tshe immediately invite a dozen total strangers over and startfilming them asleep in your bed?


For further information, pleasecontact:
Kathryn McAuley or Nicola Andreason at Borkowski PR on 0207 4043000 or email kathryn@borkowski.co.uk /nic@borkowski.co.uk

Notes to editors

Opinions expressed in this document relating to happy homes arebased on the survey results and the respondents’ personalbeliefs.

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