NO REAL PAL LIKE PALIN; Scots Prefer Michael to Sean
Byline: MARIE SHARP EXCLUSIVE
SCOTS men would rather be pals with Monty Python star Michael Palin than tough guy actor Sean Connery.
And if Palin isn't available for a pint down the pub, then tennis star Anna Kournikova would be their next choice for a barstool buddy.
But Connery is still in demand - by English men who would love to go for "drinksh" with him.
A Mori poll quizzed men and women on what they looked for in friendships - and their perception of celebrities.
While men wanted someone they could take to the pub, women said they wanted a friend they could confide in.
Palin was the surprising top choice of Scots men, followed by Kournikova, Connery - No1 pick in England - and South African president Nelson Mandela.
Scots women made Friends star Jennifer Aniston their No1 choice with Prince William a surprising second.
While women down south saw Madonna's best friend Gwyneth Paltrow as an ideal companion she failed to win the hearts of females north of the border - who preferred acid-tongued television presenter Anne Robinson. …