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Top 10 British Celebrities We're Sick Of

VO: Richard Bush
Written by Marc Turner They’re famous, and infuriating. Welcome to WatchMojo UK, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 British celebrities everyone is sick of. For this list, we’re wheeling out those famous faces that we really wish we didn’t have to see anymore. For one reason or another, based on growing negative press or online comment, these are the famous Brits who seem to have outstayed their welcome under the public eye. Special thanks to our user ashjbow for submitting the idea on our interactive suggestion tool: WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 10 British Celebrities We’re Sick Of


They’re famous, and infuriating. Welcome to WatchMojo UK, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 British celebrities everyone is sick of.

For this list, we’re wheeling out those famous faces that we really wish we didn’t have to see anymore. For one reason or another, based on growing negative press or online comment, these are the famous Brits who seem to have outstayed their welcome under the public eye.

#10: Gordon Ramsay

Ramsay is a world-famous chef with multiple Michelin stars to his name, but things rarely run smoothly in his kitchens. In an undercover documentary, he was secretly filmed lambasting his restaurant staff, and he has consistently shown abusive behaviour in TV shows like “Hell’s Kitchen”. Low moments include him tricking vegetarians into eating meat, and making people cry on TV. And, according to ‘professional mistress’ Sarah Symonds, he’s a serial love cheat. He used to set himself apart by swearing a lot, but no one really cares anymore.

#9: Chris Martin

As lead singer of Coldplay, Martin is the frontman of possibly one of the most polarizing groups in the world - with the New York Times labelling the band as ‘insufferable’, in 2005. But, love or loathe the group, Chris also cuts quite a contestable figure all by himself. Martin has won a reputation for being highly-strung, and he has a history of randomly walking out on interviews. Critics also round on him for the apparently pretentious way he sometimes conducts himself. Consider all of that alongside Coldplay’s increasingly underwhelming output, and listeners are quick to switch off.

#8: Gary Barlow

Take That’s lead singer is sometimes called a ‘national treasure’, but not everyone was that upset when the boy band disbanded in 1996. Since then, Barlow’s more cynical critics have labelled the band reunion as a money-making grab, arguing that Gary himself is clearly desperate for recognition - even eyeing a knighthood, according to some. Barlow tried to rival Simon Cowell during a three-year stint as an “X Factor” judge, but he was more bland than brutal. And then his dodgy tax avoidance schemes made national news, and forced a public apology. All he does each night is pay (for that mistake).

#7: Russell Brand

Comedian and presenter Russell Brand has more recently reinvented himself as a political campaigner with strong anti-establishment views. But his mounting critics dismiss his contributions as shallow and unfounded, whilst others label him a hypocrite for preaching revolution from the comfort of his multi-million-pound lifestyle. Given that Brand was once suspended by the BBC for infamously targeting actor Andrew Sachs with an abusive voicemail message, and that he reportedly informed ex-wife Katy Perry of his intention to divorce via text message, he wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea anyway. So, the political preacher act only adds to the annoyance.

#6: Chris Evans

“TFI Friday” and “The Radio 1 Breakfast Show” made Evans one of the biggest showbiz personalities of the ’90s. His irreverent style attracted high ratings, but critics consistently denounced the banality of his content and his perceived arrogance. So, the attempted return of “TFI Friday” in 2015 was blasted as representing the worst in UK revival culture. Then there was the “Top Gear” fiasco, with fans of the show accusing him of ruining the well-liked format in just one series. He’s still a mainstay on Radio 2, but most hope his TV endeavours are put on hold indefinitely.

#5: Simon Cowell

Once labelled by Damon Albarn as the “self-styled Nero of trash culture”, Cowell has previously been ranked by The Daily Telegraph as the sixth most powerful person in British culture. But his critics bemoan Cowell’s uncanny ability for making reality TV stars and singers undeservedly famous - so that their songs and interviews are almost inescapable. On the other side, fans of shows like “The X Factor” have long criticised Cowell for overstepping the mark when dishing out harsh feedback - so he’s not universally loved within his own following, either. And then there are the increasing observations that he’s simply out of touch. So, what’s he still doing on prime time telly, anyway?

#4: Katie Price

After making her name as a model in the ‘90s and early-noughties, Katie Price’s fame hit new heights when she was a contestant on “I’m A Celebrity”, in 2004. She started a relationship with “Mysterious Girl” singer Peter André on the show, and her career has since become an apparently endless soap opera, documented by an ongoing series of tabloid headlines and reality TV shows. From children’s books to perfume releases and Eurovision tryouts, she’s always looking to expand her brand. What could possibly be next? Clothes for horses? Oh wait, she’s already done that, too!

#3: Piers Morgan

He’s been rubbing people up the wrong way for years, and Piers Morgan’s media influence shows little sign of letting up. The one-time newspaper editor - who headed the Daily Mirror at the time of the phone hacking scandal - is best known as a co-presenter on “Good Morning Britain”. He’s infamous for picking fights with his guests, and has made headlines for controversial comments on countless occasions. His polarising opinions, abrasive style and lofty ego are all too much for his critics - who routinely wish he’d just stop talking.

#2: Katie Hopkins

After appearing on “The Apprentice” in 2006, where her uncompromising views set the tone for her subsequent career, Katie Hopkins staged a steady rise. She eventually joined the Sun newspaper in 2013 - where she was promoted as ‘Britain's most controversial columnist’ - a title that she’d already more than justified. Hopkins reckons she only expresses what other people think but are too scared to say. But she rarely receives any degree of public backing. Her most notorious moment was arguably the infamous ‘Children’s names’ debate on “This Morning”, but she’s also caused all manner of other arguments. To her critics, Hopkins is everything from a racist to a professional troll.

#1: James Corden

Corden came to prominence for co-writing and starring in the award-winning sitcom “Gavin & Stacey”. After the success of that show, he was tipped for big things - and to some degree has achieved them, with long-term success in America. But, his career has also been littered with embarrassing misses, not least the disastrous film “Lesbian Vampire Killers”. At award shows and in interviews - when he’s supposedly out of character and merely being himself - James has often been accused of seeming smug, insincere and arrogant, and of always trying to steal the limelight away from everyone else. And then there’s the constant name-dropping. Just stop, already!
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