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Benedict Cumberbatch named female travellers' ideal partner for a romantic break

Love on HollidayJamie Dornan may be about to set races pulsing as he takes on the role of Christian Grey in the film adaptation of the ever popular Fifty Shades of Grey on February 14th, but when it comes to good old fashioned romance it seems only Benedict Cumberbatch will do.

The star of Sherlock and The Imitation Game actor has been named as female travellers' ideal partner for a romantic getaway as part of a survey commissioned by property rental company, holidaycottages.co.uk.

The survey revealed that the on-screen sleuth and Oscar nominee is exactly the person that just over a fifth (21%) of women questioned would love to spend whispering sweet nothings to on a romantic holiday. This compares to 11% for Jamie Dornan.

When the figures were broken down on a regional basis, Jamie Dornan proved a bigger hit with voters from Northern Ireland - the very place where the Fifty Shades star hails from - scooping 21.88% of the votes. In the East Midlands voters were split equally down the middle with Cumberbatch and Dornan both securing 12% of total votes. In the West Midlands neither Cumberbatch nor Dornan took top place, with TOWIE's Mark Wright (14%) inching ahead of the Sherlock star (11%).

On the other side of the coin, pop songstress Taylor Swift equalled romance for 25% of men questioned, whilst Geordie Shore reality star Charlotte Crosby and Celebrity Big Brother contestant (6% and 7%) respectively were also in the running for UK men's ideal romantic getaway partner.

Research conducted by British Airways Holidays last year - which questioned scores of holidaymakers on the celeb they’d most like to accompany them on their breaks abroad - revealed an altogether different line up.

The survey revealed that no less than royalty would do for women, with Prince Harry topping the list of celebs women would love to head off on holiday with this summer.

Men’s most wanted celeb holiday companion choice Holly Willoughby has rubbed shoulders with Prince Charles in her time and also earned her status as TV royalty through her stints presenting This Morning and more. This is why it comes as no surprise that she took pride of place in male travellers’ hearts.

If you are heading off on holiday, remember to organise multi-trip travel insurance in advance.

Date Created: 09 February 2015

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