Comedy Central have found children find David Cameron and Katie Price make for embarrassing parents according to a poll taken by UK children.
The research was carried out as part of the launch of new sitcom The Millers which contains highly embarrassing parents. Researchers found that 71% of kids in the UK admit to being regularly embarrassed by their parents with the average youngster left red-faced by their comments, fashion sense and even the car they drive more than twice a day.
The study of 2,000 children, aged 10-17, found that an unlucky one in 10 even claim they have to put up with their mum or dad’s embarrassing behaviour at least five times per day.
It also emerged that Prime Minister David Cameron has formed an embarrassing dad coalition with another Osbourne – as he and wild rocker, Ozzy, topped the poll of most cringe inducing fathers.
Talk show host Jonathan Ross, pop star turned telly star Peter Andre and Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson complete the top five.
New mum for the fourth time, Katie Price, who has only recently given birth to Jett Riviera, has been named the most embarrassing celebrity mum closely followed by loud mouthed Loose Woman, Denise Welsh.
Ozzy’s partner in mortification X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne, Atomic Kitten’s Kerry Katona and newborn North West’s Mum, Kim Kardashian follow in the poll.
Every child has been left embarrassed by their parents’ behaviour at some stage, but it’s staggering to see that it’s such a regular occurrence. It just shows that Nathan and Debbie in The Millers are not alone. In many cases, I’m sure mum or dad aren’t trying to be embarrassing, but it is surprising that some believe their parents are actually going out of their way to embarrass them, particularly when they are in front of their friends.
Chances are the youngsters who are red-faced now will one day be doing the same things that embarrass them to their own children! – A spokesperson for Comedy Central UK
The most embarrassing parents were to be found in Portsmouth with 42% admitting to being the source of humiliation for their offspring followed by Gloucester with 33%, Norwich and Cambridge with 32%, Newcastle and York with 31%.
Kids are most embarrassed by the things their parents say with one third of children cringing at their parents’ music tastes while another one in three is ashamed by their dance moves.
Its wonderful the youth of today understand just how embarrassing David Cameron is. There is hope for the political future. What a surprise – not – to see the likes of Price, Katona and the Osbournes in there too. – Critic Queenie
The Millers premieres on tonight at 9.30pm on Comedy Central – Sky 112 / Virgin 132