Victoria Beckham has been dealt a nasty blow as she prepares to relaunch her solo career - she's been voted the person the British public would most like to see permanently exiled.

The WANNABE singer releases the double A-side THIS GROOVE/LET YOUR HEAD GO on 29 December (03), and is praying for the solo success that's eluded her since the SPICE GIRLS split up.

But it seems Victoria's popularity in Britain is sinking - she came top of the poll, conducted by SMS service FREEVER UK, with more than 43 per cent. Last year (03) she appeared at number seven.

Victoria even managed to beat troubled pop king Michael Jackson, who scored 18 per cent of votes, and TV bad guy Simon Cowell, with 10 per cent.

23/12/2003 14:11