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Norwich accent ranked 45th sexiest in England

PUBLISHED: 11:52 18 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:07 18 August 2017

Welcome to Norwich sign on Dereham Road. Picture: James Bass

Welcome to Norwich sign on Dereham Road. Picture: James Bass

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2009

At least we beat Birmingham.

It’s bad news for Norwich in a new ranking which had rated all 51 English cities by the sexiness of their accent.

The city’s accent was described in the list as “beige” and only narrowly beat the Brummies - who came in last place.

Our friends in the east fared much better, with the sweet sound of the Cambridge accent earning it a spot at number three and Ely and Peterborough ranked at 11 and 34 respectively.

It was mint news for Manchester who came out on top, but that’s probably got something to do with the fact the list was created by website Lovin’ Manchester.

However, the bias doesn’t seem to have affected the other highly-ranked cities - with a mix of north, south, east and west in the top 10.

Do you think the Norwich accent is sexy? Vote in our poll.

Full list of England’s sexiest accents

1. Manchester

2. London

3. Cambridge

4. Gloucester

5. Salford

6. Ripon

7. Nottingham

8. Oxford

9. Lichfield

10. Hereford

11. Ely

12. Derby

13. Chichester

14. Carlisle

15. Chelmsford

16. Canterbury

17. Brighton

18. Bath

19. Lancaster

20. Worcester

21. Chester

22. Lincoln

23. Bradford

24. Warrington

25. Wells

26. Winchester

27. Reading

28. Liverpool

29. Stoke-on-Trent

30. Plymouth

31. York

32. Sunderland

33. Durham

34. Peterborough

35. Exeter

36. Preston

37. Portsmouth

38. Leicester

39. Newcastle

40. Coventry

41. Truro

42. Southampton

43. Salisbury

44. St Albans

45. Norwich

46. Wakefield

47. Wolverhampton

48. Sheffield

49. Hull

50. Bristol

51. Birmingham

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