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Saturday 24 August 2019

Irish accent ranked third sexiest in the world - poll

Jamie Dornan's accent was highlighted. Ian West/PA
Jamie Dornan's accent was highlighted. Ian West/PA
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THE Irish accent has been ranked third sexiest in the world, according to a new poll.

Placed behind New Zealand and South Africa, Ireland pipped the Italians, Australians and French to make the top three.

The poll was conducted by the 'Big Seven Travel' website ranking the top 50 accents worldwide.

"Whether it’s a Jamie Dornan-esque Northern Irish accent or a lilting Cork jibe, people the world over love the Irish accent," the site noted.

Nearby neighbours Scotland were placed in 6th position, with English 12th and the Welsh accent a long way down in 45th placed.

Also included in the top 10 was the French accent, Spanish, South USA and Brazilian Portuguese.

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