Animated TV stars HOMER and Marge Simpson have been crowned the greatest fictional couple of all time.

The pair - stars of long-running cartoon comedy THE SIMPSONS - brushed aside competition from William Shakespeare's legendary loved-up characters Romeo And Juliet.

Veteran Walt Disney favourites MICKEY and MINNIE MOUSE completed the top three in the British survey carried out on 4,500 people by stage show DISNEY ON ICE.

The top ten in full is:

2: ROMEO AND JULIET (ROMEO AND JULIET)

3: MICKEY AND MINNIE MOUSE

3: MICKEY AND MINNIE MOUSE

5: MONICA AND CHANDLER (Friends)

6: SANDRA D AND DANNY ZUKO (GREASE)

7: SCARLETT O'HARA AND RHETT BUTLER (Gone With The Wind)

8: MR AND MRS POTATO HEAD (Toy Story)

9: Peter Pan AND WENDY (PETER PAN)

10: CARRIE BRADSHAW AND MR BIG (Sex And The City) (TN/WNTSU)

10: CARRIE BRADSHAW AND MR BIG (SEX AND THE CITY)

04/06/2004 02:28