London, Aug 19 (ANI): Rock band Queen’s lead singer Freddie Mercury has walked away with the title of ‘Britain’s Greatest Ever Moustache’ in a new poll.
Mercury has topped the celebrity moustache poll with John Cleese’s moustache in Fawlty Towers occupying the second spot.
The third place went to former Secretary of State for War Lord Kitchener who famously issued the famous World War One “Britain Wants You” rallying call.
Legendary comic actor and filmmaker Charlie Chaplain’s short dark tache and former England keeper David Seaman’s facial hair wrapped up the top five.
The poll of 3,000 men was carried by Remington to support the Everyman Male Cancer Campaign’s Tacheback initiative, which raises funds to tackle testicular and prostate cancers.
“Freddie Mercury has topped the charts once again by taking first place in this poll,” the Telegraph quoted Nikki McReynolds of Remington as saying.
“Freddie was obviously proud of his facial hair as he once announced mid concert ‘it’s my moustache and I’m going to keep it’.
“The sporting of a moustache is a bold statement in this day and age – but with our Tacheback initiative we want to encourage Brits to ‘grow a tache and raise cash’ for testicular and prostate cancers – which affects 36,000 men in the UK every year,” McReynolds added.
Britain’s top 10 Greatest Ever Moustache list:
1. Freddie Mercury
2. John Cleese
3. Lord Kitchener
4. Charlie Chaplin
5. David Seaman
6. Bruce Forsyth
7. Terry Thomas
8. Peter Sellers
9. Des Lynam
10. Daley Thompson (ANI)