– Asda poll reveals the UK’s top sweet talkers

– But we’re ‘pants’ when it comes to our underwear!

A new poll by Asda has revealed the NI accent is the sexiest of them all…and the Essex accent is the least.

The dulcet tones of Liam Neeson, Jamie Dornan (who was recently topped Glamour Magazine’s ‘World’s Sexiest Man’ Poll), Christine Bleakley, Rory Mclroy, Bronagh Waugh and Eamonn Holmes have all played a part in ensuring the NI accent comes top of the popularity charts when it comes to ‘sweet talk’.

In the poll of over 2,000 people from across the UK, 17% favoured the Northern Irish accent, with the Scottish accent coming a close second at 15%. Together this means one in three claim the Celtic twang makes them feel weak at the knees.

Despite the popularity of reality show The Only Way Is Essex it seems the Essex accent doesn’t float everyone’s boat, with only 1% rating it sexy, closely followed by the Brummie, Scouse and Mancunian twangs.

The research was conducted to launch this year’s must-have Valentine’s Day gift from Asda, a voice recording teddy bears, which allow people to make a proposal, do an impression or even confess their sins!

Michael Figg, buyer at Asda, added: “We love all of our customers’ accents, but it’s clear some are more popular than others. Our new Valentine’s Day bears will mean you can share your message of love with the objection of your affection, in any accent which tickles their fancy!”

Poll Results (most sexy to least)
1. Northern Irish

2. Scottish

3. Queen’s English (‘Posh’)

4. Welsh

5. Geordie

6. Yorkshire

7. West Country

8. Cockney

9. Scouse

10. Mancunian

11. Brummie

12. Essex


Which accent do you think is the sexiest?? vote! below

most sexy accent



Despite having the sexiest accent, we ‘bottom out’ when it comes to our lingerie! Another Asda Valentine’s Day poll titled ’50 Shades of Lingerie’ has revealed that folk from Northern Ireland are most likely to wear underpants that are more than five years old!


50 Shades of Lingerie….

50 Shades of Lingerie


  1. Thanks for voting us Northern Irish the sexiest in the UK. I would like to include the whole of the UK, England, Scotland and Wales as the sexiest in the world though… just ask the Americans and rest of Europe.

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