David Attenborough voted Britain's greatest living national treasure
Natural history presenter David Attenborough has been named Britain's greatest living national treasure - beating Stephen Fry and Sir Paul McCartney in the poll.
The veteran broadcaster, 85, also triumphed over physicist Professor Stephen Hawking and Harry Potter author JK Rowling to win the title.
Broadcaster and wit Fry was second, followed by former 007 star Sir Sean Connery, and ex-Beatle Sir Paul.
Prof Hawking was fifth, followed by World Cup winning footballer Sir Bobby Charlton, author Rowling, actress Dame Judi Dench, Welsh crooner Sir Tom Jones and Gandhi film director Lord Richard Attenborough, the brother of Sir David.
More than 4,000 people were asked to select Britain's national treasure from a shortlist, in a survey to celebrate the EuroMillions Millionaires Month.
People were asked to vote for the greatest "national living treasure", who they would like to see on a £1 million note. Sir David's image will feature on the note, not for circulation.
The Top 10:
1. Sir David Attenborough
2. Stephen Fry
3. Sir Sean Connery
4. Sir Paul McCartney
5. Stephen Hawking
6. Sir Bobby Charlton
7. JK Rowling
8. Dame Judi Dench
9. Sir Tom Jones
10. Lord Richard Attenborough
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