Ozzy outstrips Tony in fatherhood poll
More people see Ozzy Osbourne as their model dad than Tony Blair, according to a survey. http://www.ananova.com/entertainment...atestheadlines
The fly-on-the-wall MTV star was selected by 9% of those interviewed for The Biography Channel, while just 6% chose the Prime Minister.
Top of the list with 37% of the votes was millionaire Sir Richard Branson.
Doting dad David Beckham landed second place with 14%.
Most popular mum was Dawn French, again on 37%, with almost three times as many votes as runners-up Madonna and Catherine Zeta Jones, both on 13%.
While the public may find celebrities fascinating, research by the channel shows that few would like to taste fame themselves.
A total of 83% of the 1,009 people who took part in the survey did not want to be famous.
The lack of privacy would be the worst aspect of fame, according to 42% of those polled.
A fifth thought that losing touch with friends would be the biggest downside to fame.
Psychologist Dr John Maltby of Leicester University said: "Clearly, most Britons understand that being a celebrity is not necessarily a positive experience. It often involves intrusions into private lives, numerous sacrifices and the possibility of public ridicule."