Veteran rocker SIR Elton John has emerged as the unlikely champion in a poll to find the most jewellery-clad celebrities.

The ROCKET MAN singer has been voted the number one 'bling bling' star of all time in a survey by British TV shopping channel CHASE-IT.TV, beating out competition from sparkling rapper SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS.

Flamboyant pianist Liberace - who died in 1987 at the age of 67 - bagged third place, with rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley and badboy hip-hop star 50 CENT completing the top five.

The top ten in full is:

1: SIR ELTON JOHN

2: SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS

3: LIBERACE

4: ELVIS PRESLEY

5: 50 CENT

6: DAME Elizabeth Taylor

7: David Beckham

8: Beyonce Knowles

9: Mr T

10: SIR Jimmy Saville (British TV presenter).

10/06/2004 14:09