Sir David Attenborough has topped a poll of who people most want to see on the new £20 note, which is due to come into circulation in 2020.
YouGov conducted a survey on which ‘ethical champion’ Brits would most want to see on their money in association with Good Money Week.
For 40% of the 2,128 people asked, Sir David was first choice – beating the likes of Richard Branson, Stella McCartney and Jamie Oliver.
In fact, the TV star’s next closest rival was Prince Charles, who came second with just 7% of the vote.
Other stars to have been listed include JK Rowling, who got 4% of the vote, Anita Roddick and the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Charlene Cranny, programme manager at the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) said of the results: “It’s no surprise that Sir David Attenborough came out top in this poll.
“With his endless conservation work, he would act as a constant reminder to the public to make ‘ethical’ money choices, which is what Good Money Week – now in its tenth year – aims to do.”
Unfortunately Sir David will not be featuring on the note, with it being announced last year that artist JMW Turner will be the face of the new polymer £20.
Last month, the new polymer £10 note came into circulation, featuring Jane Austen, and last September new £5 notes were released, with Winston Churchill as the face.