Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Coronation Street charmer calms nervous air passengers

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog February 2012, reposted to this blog with permission.)

The voice of Nigel Havers, who returns to Coronation Street soon as conman charmer Lewis, bas been voted the most reassuring to nervous air passengers.

In a poll this week about pilots' voices, a clipped Home Counties accent was voted the best of all in the survey of 1,000 regular travellers. There were also a preference for certain regional accents, with the Scottish lilt taking scond place and the Republic of Ireland taking third.

The celebrity voice passengers found most reassuring was that of upper class actor Nigel Havers, followed by Sean Connery.  Stephen Fry, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Grant and Ewan McGregor all made the top ten.

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