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Brits want Sir David Attenborough on the new £20 note

By Katie Jones, Country Living

The Bank of England has confirmed that English artist J. M. W. Turner will be the face of the new £20 note. Yet it seems that some Brits would prefer the banknote to celebrate a living person when it goes into circulation in 2020.

Sir David Attenborough has been named the favourite from a list of "ethical champions" people in the UK would like to see featured on the next £20 note, a survey has revealed.

40 per cent of 2,128 people who took part in a poll carried out by YouGov on behalf of Good Money Week said the broadcaster and conservationist was their first choice ahead of 14 other famous names. These included Prince Charles, who was second choice with seven per cent of the vote, along with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, chef Jamie Olivier, human rights activist Anita Roddick and entrepreneur Richard Branson.

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