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Brown named worst-dressed man

Published 04/01/2010 | 09:58

Gordon Brown has been voted as the worst-dressed man of the year
Gordon Brown has been voted as the worst-dressed man of the year

It's one poll he probably doesn't want to top - Gordon Brown has been named the worst-dressed man of the year.

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Arctic Monkey Alex Turner, Take That, Bond star Daniel Craig, the Prince of Wales and even pint-sized Ronnie Corbett made it into GQ's best-dressed list.

But Britain's Prime Minister moved up the rankings from third worst-dressed last year to being the worst-dressed man in the 2010 poll, for being "anything but a prime example of British style".

He was joined by one of his "best friends", French president Nicolas Sarkozy, in third place, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il (eighth).

The magazine declared of heel-wearing Mr Sarkozy: "Perhaps the French president should spend less time worrying about his stature and more time worrying about his style."

The worst-dressed list also includes funnyman Russell Brand (second), London Mayor Boris Johnson (fourth) for being "Charlie Chaplin... with a touch of Laurel and Hardy, more Hardy than Laurel" and the whole of the Top Gear team (fifth).

It is completed by Britain's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan (sixth), the Match Of The Day team (seventh), Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell (ninth) and strip club boss Peter Stringfellow (10th).

Chat show host Jonathan Ross, who was the worst-dressed man of 2009, escaped the dreaded list this year.

Mr Brown's political foe David Cameron secured a place as one of the top 10 best-dressed, in eighth place.

Others rated for their style include David Beckham (ninth), rapper Dizzee Rascal (10th), Jude Law (11th), David Walliams (13th), Sir Elton John (14th), Daniel Day-Lewis (15th), actor Michael Sheen (23rd), racing champion Jenson Button (24th), Bill Nighy (25th), The Wire stars Idris Elba and Dominic West (26th), and even Roald Dahl's fictional creation Fantastic Mr Fox (fourth) "who may be voiced by George Clooney (in the recent film) but an otherwise more Anglo animal you would be hard pushed to imagine".

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