THE Irish accent has topped a poll for being the sexiest of the lot.
Research by The Language Gallery reveals British men and woman would chose the Irish accent above all others.
Those from Birmingham fared less well – with the Brummie accent voted the least favourite regional accent.
The happiest sounding folk are those from Yorkshire and Wales, followed closely by Liverpool’s lilting tones.
The Glaswegian accent was voted as sounding the angriest, while those with a south eastern twang were deemed more intelligent.
Lea Aylett, Academic Director at The Language Gallery - which delivers language courses worldwide - said: “The UK has such a vast variety of accents and it’s interesting to see our research reveal people’s first impressions of some of our most commonly spoken dialects.
The top three favourite accents among the British are:
Irish (16 per cent)
Welsh (10 per cent)
Geordie (9 per cent)
And the least favourite were:
Brummie (20 per cent)
Scouse (18 per cent)
Cockney (8 per cent)