Cheryl Cole tops high-flying poll

Cheryl has been voted Britian's favourite companion to have on a long-haul flight.

The Girls Aloud star picked up 37% per cent of the votes, with Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet and Emma Watson all tied in second place.

Other nominees included Cat Deeley, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sienna Miller and Helen Mirren.

In the men's category Oscar-winner Colin Firth came out on top, followed by David Beckham and Orlando Bloom.

Around 2,000 people took part in the poll carried out for Air New Zealand, which asked people to nominate a celebrity to share a trans-Atlantic flight with.

Its UK general manager Chris Myers said: "Cheryl Cole has again cemented herself as the nation's sweetheart, being chosen as the British celebrity that most Brits like to cuddle up with on a flight to Los Angeles."

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