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The sweetest UK celeb is...

Veteran host Michael Parkinson has been named the UK's sweetest celebrity in a poll to celebrate Chinese new Year.

india Updated: Jan 28, 2006 21:34 IST

Veteran host Michael Parkinson has been named the UK's sweetest celebrity in a poll to celebrate Chinese new Year.

The talk show host beat off the competition from Kylie Minogue, Jamie Oliver and Sharon Osbourne to the top spot.

He was branded "delightful, kind and likeable" in a public vote by rice makers Uncle Ben's.

On the other end in the poll of the sourest personality, sourpuss Anne Robinson narrowly beat Gordon Ramsay and Simon Cowell to take the award.

The poll also found that wives are the sweetest people in everyday life, followed by husbands and daughters.

"Brits warm to sweet personalities because they make us go 'ahhh' and want to be close to them," The Sun quoted Uncle Ben's spokeswoman Jo Hewlett, as saying.

"On the other hand, we are drawn to those who are sour to see just what they're going to come up with next," she added.

First Published: Jan 29, 2006 17:00 IST