Britney Spears's role as DAISY DUKE in upcoming movie the Dukes Of Hazzard is under threat by Australian babe Megan Gale.

Gale is usurping Britney - and other contenders Carmen Electra and JESSICA ALBA - as the favourite for the role, in an unofficial poll by American website NEWS.COM.

Up-and-coming 26-year-old stunner Gale made her big screen debut in 2001 Italian movie STREGATI DALLA LUNA, but has yet to make her mark in Hollywood.

The website comments, "Gale fills most of the role's requirements - she has already tested her acting skills in several television ads and movies in Italy.

"And the voluptuous 1.8 metre (6-foot)-tall brunette is certainly built for Daisy's mandatory uniform of hot pants and midriff-skimming checked shirts."

The full top 10 wannabe Daisy Dukes from the poll is as follows:

1: MEGAN GALE

2: CARMEN ELECTRA

3=: BRITNEY SPEARS and Kate Hudson

4: Jessica Alba

5: Charlize Theron

6: Kylie Minogue

7: Sarah Michelle Gellar

8: Drew Barrymore

9: REGINA BIRD

10: Jennifer Connelly

06/08/2003 02:14