Cockney accent 'least comforting' for passengers, says new survey

Ruth Doherty
Cockney accent 'least comforting' for passengers, says new survey
Cockney accent 'least comforting' for passengers, says new survey

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Pilots with Cockney accents are the least likely to make passengers feel reassured, according to a new survey.

Our favourite feel-safe voice? A well-spoken Home Counties accent, according to the survey of 1,000 regular travellers for the Earl's Court Business Travel Show.

According to the report in the Telegraph, there was also a large preference for particular regional accents, with dolcit Scottish tones coming in second place, and the Republic of Ireland taking third.

Cockneys came off the worst, with 34% of people saying they were the least reassuring, with the Midlands accent following behind with 25%.

And when it came to celebrities, we had a definite preference for Brits, with Nigel Havers' clipped tones coming out top, followed by Sean Connery, Stephen Fry, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Grant, and Ewan McGregor.

George Clooney was the only non-British or Irish celebrity voice to make the top ten.

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