The Beatles, Mick Jagger, Robbie Williams Considered For New £10 Banknote

David Beckham, Princess Diana are also among public suggestions for the honour.

The Beatles, Mick Jagger, Robbie Williams Considered For New £10 Banknote
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The Beatles, Mick Jagger and Robbie Williams are among the names being considered to appear on the new £10 banknote, NME reveals. According to The Mirror, the Bank Of England has released a list of 150 great Britons who have been suggested by members of the public to be the face on one side of the new notes when they are printed. They join a list that includes football star David Beckham, Princess Diana, literacy great William Shakespeare and wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, who could feature on the new series F notes. Other suggestions include suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, TV stars John Cleese, Michael Parkinson and Terry Wogan; scientists Stephen Hawking, Sir Alexander Fleming and current favourite WW2 codebreaker Alan Turing, who died aged 41 in 1954 after being prosecuted for being gay. Last month, Robbie Williams scored a chart double as his ninth album 'Take The Crown' and single 'Candy' occupied both Number One spots. The last time he had similar success was back in December 2001 when he had a Number One single with 'Something Stupid', his cover of Carson And Gaile's 1967 track featuring Nicole Kidman, and a Number One album with 'Swing When You'Re Winning'. Last week, The Rolling Stones played the final show of their '50 And Counting' run of gigs at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, where they were joined onstage by Lady Gaga for a rendition of 'Gimme Shelter'. Who would you prefer to appear on the new £10 banknote? Share your ideas in the comments.

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    bradd101
    John Cleese or GTFO
    Chradamw
    Would be awesome. If it had to be anyone on this list though, the Beatles are way more influential in the world and are much more iconic than Mick Jagger. Plus he's one ugly son of a bitch.
    spiff-corgi
    And Paul McCartney isn't? He looks like a walking scrotum.
    tele-disaster
    The tradition is for social reformers or scientists to grace the note. the current ten pound note has Charles Darwin on it, you would have to be of a similar caliber to succeed him methinks.
    tric565
    What is wrong with Keeping Charles Darwin? I know its a trivial thing really, but it would be a little disappointing to go from one of the most important figures in natural history and science to someone from our pop culture.
    Gordriani
    Completely agree. Putting David Beckham over one of the greatest minds in history is a little insulting
    Jack2994
    Keeping Darwin would be my first choice. I could understand Shakespeare, and maybe Churchill, but Robbie Williams? I would be genuinely outraged!
    AcousticMetal99
    Agree with these. Of all those names above suggested, Stephen Hawking, Fleming and Turing are my top ones, followed by Pankhurst. Also, I feel it should be people who are either old or dead who belong on them, when we have had a chance to fully appreciate what they have done for the world.
    TimTheWizard
    to be honest, putting someone popular on the bills will make people go and get more ten pound bills to collect or just see for themselves. In a way they're using pop culture to popularize money, ie consumerism. Smart buggers
    Jazz1992
    How can you even put William Shakespeare and Robbie Williams in the same category? What is so thoroughly wrong with you people?
    accadacca97
    Robbie ****ing Williams? What the **** is wrong with them!
    rowan1234
    William Shakespeare: 'literacy great'. That's why he's remembered, because he's so ****ing good at spelling.
    AcousticMetal99
    Nothing to do with his *literary skills??
    dandan120
    actually Wiliam Shakespeare couldn't write, all his work is written down by scribes (for want of a better job title)
    AcousticMetal99
    Which is even more testament to his literary skills over his skills in literacy. Didn't he spell his own name in about 20 different ways?
    King Zeppelin I
    If it must be changed from Darwin (why?) then Shakespeare, Hawking or Churchill are the only legitimate choices.
    cyclonus
    I wouldn't really want to put musicians, celebrities or sports and media personalities on a banknote. You got heroes like Churchill and Turing who helped win us the war and then you have Mick Jagger who accepts a knighthood for services to music despite being 'anti-establishment'
    charlie__flynn
    I would be much happier with Fleming, Pankhurst or Turing out of those options, they just seem to have had a much greater role in the shaping of our society and lives. Quite sad to see that some people have suggested Robbie Williams to be the face of our 10
    Izzy-Sweet
    The Beatles? Sure Shakespeare? Makes sense Churchill? Definitely David Beckham and Robbie Williams? F*cking... WHY?! What important impact have they had on the world, or even British culture at all?! I may be biased though, due to my pure hatred of footballers.. overpaid tw@ts!