Soccer hero David Beckham has been voted the coolest celebrity in Britain - but he also came second on the list of the country's least cool!

David and his former SPICE GIRL wife VICTORIA once again proved they have the capacity to inspire extremes of both loathing and devotion in the British public - she was voted third coolest celebrity, and fourth least cool.

The poll was devised by THE BRAND COUNCIL, a company specialising in the preferences of 18 to 30-year-olds.

Sean Connery and DAME Judi Dench got nods as the coolest man and woman over 50. And despite his slipping popularity in the wake of the recent war on Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Blair was voted the coolest politician in the country.

Other winners are:

COOLEST CELEBRITY:

1. DAVID BECKHAM

2. Justin Timberlake

3. Victoria Beckham

4. Kylie Minogue

5. Cameron Diaz

LEAST COOL CELEBRITY:

1. JORDAN

2. DAVID BECKHAM

3. BIG BROTHER CONTESTANTS

4. VICTORIA BECKHAM

5. Chris Evans.

21/08/2003 13:22