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The strangest suggestions for the face of the new fifty pound note

Who do you want to see on the new fifty-pound note?

Following the bank of England’s announcement that they would seek public nominations for the new face of the fifty-pound note, people have begun to speculate as to who it should feature. While some suggestions such as Margaret Thatcher and Noor Inayat Khan seem like genuine possibilities, the internet has, as always, taken a less serious approach.

1. Jim

It seems that I’m not alone in regarding Friday Night Dinner’s Jim Bell as a national treasure. If I’m ever rich enough to own a fifty-pound note, then I would certainly appreciate it all the more if it was blessed by Jim’s face.

2. Danny Dyer

Danny Dyer has a greater claim than any to having his face slapped on the new fifty-pound note (you know, being a royal descendant and all that). And, after hosting a new show where he will live like a king, surely this is the next logical step.

3. Gordon Ramsey

Gordon Ramsey is a British icon and it’s about time we let him know. Plus, having a fifty-pound note would open so many great opportunities to use one of Ramsey’s iconic lines.

4. Harriet Jones

Harriet Jones may not be familiar if you haven’t watched Doctor Who, but she is a fan favourite and bravely saved London from a Slitheen invasion. Surely her heroism should be celebrated, and what better way than this?

5. Barry Chuckle

Chuckle Brothers ran from 1987-2009 and was a staple of British kid’s TV. Any true Brit can be identified by shouting “to me…” and waiting for the response “to you.” Sadly Barry passed away in August this year so it seems a fitting way to honour this legend of British TV.

6. Anyone other than Margaret Thatcher

The idea of having Margaret Thatcher on the fifty-pound note has drawn just as much opposition as it has support. Some people are so desperate to make sure she isn’t featured that they would even prefer a pigeon. To be fair he is a very stylish pigeon.

7. Philip Schofield

Aside from this highly disturbing Photoshop, the idea of featuring Philip Schofield on the new currency doesn’t seem like bad one. Ideally, we would like to see Holly and Gino on there with him but we could happily settle for just Philip at the moment.

8. Harry Maguire

In all honesty, I didn’t know who professional football player—Harry Maguire—was until it came to looking through the fifty-pound note favourites. However, I would like to show my support for him and his unicorn who look like they are having a wonderful time.

9. The Good Morning Britain Presenters

While I cannot imagine anything worse than putting Piers Morgan on the fifty-pound note and inflating his already giant ego any further, his long-suffering co-host, Susanna Reid, must surely have earned the honour? Even being the face of the new fifty-pound note doesn’t seem like recognition enough for having to work next to Piers every day.

10. Boaty Mcboatface

It seems only fitting that Boaty Mcboatface gets a second chance after it was cruelly snubbed despite winning a public poll. Surely it can’t lose out to David Attenborough again, whose name has also been thrown around as a potential face for the new currency.

Who do you think should be the new face of the fifty pound note?

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