Pirates Of The Caribbean: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL hunk Orlando Bloom has topped a poll of the most popular search on the internet by British users.

The survey by HITWISE covers the searches of 8.5 million UK internet users, and the results have been divided into 15 categories, including personalities - the poll topped by Bloom - musicians and football teams.

British REAL MADRID soccer star David Beckham comes seventh in the personality poll, but his team is second in the football one.

Hitwise director SIMON CHAMBERLAIN says, "The Real Madrid site has gone ballistic. It is an interesting comment on the English football fan, and the interest in Beckham, that one man can generate such activity."

For the music poll, Christina Aguilera has beaten off competition from Eminem to top the chart, and Britney Spears only comes in at fifth position.

The full top 10 of personalities searched for is as follows:

1: ORLANDO BLOOM

2: Justin Timberlake

3: Kelly Brook

4: Jennifer Lopez

5: Jennifer Ellison

6: DAVID BECKHAM

7: Eddie Izzard

8: Pamela Anderson

9: Kylie Minogue

10: CHRISTINA AGUILERA

The full top 10 of musicians searched for is as follows:

1: CHRISTINA AGUILERA

2: EMINEM

3: Evanescence

4: Busted

5: BRITNEY SPEARS

6: 50 CENT

7: Metallica

8: Good Charlotte

9: Radiohead

10: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

05/08/2003 17:14