Which British Celebrity Are You Most Like?

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By: Zoe Samuel

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Image: Totally Emma Watson via YouTube

About This Quiz

Humans have always had people who are like celebrities, but the celebrity in the modern sense is a fairly recent innovation. Much of what dictates celebrity is the reach of media. Celebrity journalists were actually fairly early in the development of the media, with early war correspondents becoming almost as famous as those they covered. The 1700s and 1800s saw the rise of celebrities like fashion plate Beau Brummell, who popularised the suit, playwright Oscar Wilde and early professional athletes.

As media increased its reach, becoming famous, and thus a celebrity, became easier. First, celebrities appeared in newspaper stories. Soon, newspapers could print photographs on broadsheet. Then radio made it possible to hear strangers as though they were in the room with you, bringing people even closer to potential celebrities. Soon, television would allow us to sit at home in our dressing gowns, watching strangers on television. Of course, the internet magnifies this. Being so close and yet so far away is tantalising, and feeds our interest in them.

But the question remains, do you really know celebrities? Do you actually relate to one or more stars, or are you projecting onto their public image? It's time to find out which British celebrity you are most like.

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