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Published on November 21st, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Who’s da Lollipop Man!?

The Doctor has been voted the top fantasy “lollipop man” to guide children across the road, according to a survey commissioned by Kwik Fit.

3,000 children aged 7 to 14 were questioned, with over a quarter (27%) preferring the assistance of TV’s time travelling adventurer over X Factor judge Cheryl Cole who won 21% or votes. Apparently Ms Cole is a role model, but somehow I can’t see her in flourescent yellow overcoat with reflective white panels holding a big aluminium sign at 8.30am; the survey was released as part of National Road Safety Week, an important annual scheme to highlight the importance of road safety with the ever-decreasing days of sunlight during winter.

Brendan Devine, managing director of Kwik Fit Insurance

“The competition is all about celebrating lollipop people and the work they do in keeping our young people safe as they cross the road, and it was interesting to see which famous face was the most popular choice for this important job.”


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

2 Responses to Who’s da Lollipop Man!?

  1. avatar bluebox444 says:

    That’s cute. And unsurprising.

  2. avatar Carn says:

    the lollipop man at my school when i was a kid dressed up as the sixth doctor one year on halloween. probably cos he has the same hairdo though he was much fatter than colin baker ever got.

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