Clarkson voted ‘Top Gear’ of celebrity house sitters

Almost a third of the respondents voted in favour of leaving him in charge of their home.

The full results were:

– Jeremy Clarkson (28%)

– Christine Bleakley (23.9%)

– Sarah Beeny (23.8%)

– Cheryl Cole (14.2%)

– Lord Alan Sugar (6.3%)

– Wayne Rooney (3.7%)

Clare Francis, of moneysupermarket.com said: "I’m surprised Jeremy Clarkson topped the list especially with Sarah Beeny in the running and her background in property. I have a sneaky suspicion that many of us may be keener to see the car that he turns up in, rather than thinking about his ability to look after the house. Having a Ferrari parked on the drive would definitely give the neighbours something to talk about!

"Although it would be nice to have the opportunity to have a celebrity house sit while you are away, many of us won’t ever have that luxury. If you are leaving your property empty for any period of time, then make sure you have adequate home contents insurance in place to protect you while you are away. Most policies cover you for leaving your property empty for around 30 days a year, but if your property will be empty for longer, then you should inform your insurer."

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