According to new research, more than a third (38%) of Brits have dreamt about celebrities in the past year. And with 27% in a relationship with the person of their dreams, is there hope for singletons in finding their famous love?
The research by luxury bedroom furnishings specialists The French Bedroom Company polled 2,002 Brits to find out which celebrities we’ve been dreaming about recently and asked experts what this means.
Over a quarter of us regularly dream of an ex-partner (30%) or cheating (17%) which healer and emotional trauma expert Antonia Harman says could mean that “You have suspicions that you have been avoiding”.
With Zac Efron reportedly falling for his waitress at a Byron Bay café, will Brit’s celebrity dreams come true?
The top 10 celebrities Brits are dreaming of right now:
- Holly Willoughby – 18%
- Vernon Kay – 16%
- Boris Johnson – 15.5%
- Emilia Clarke – 15%
- Kim Kardashian – 14.3%
= Margot Robbie – 14.3%
6. Philip Schofield – 14.1%
7. Tess Daley - 14%
8. Victoria Beckham – 13.1%
9. David Beckham 12.9%
10. Jennifer Aniston 11%
Results show that Holly Willoughby takes the top spot with 18% of the nation dreaming about the This Morning and Dancing on Ice presenter in the past year. This is ahead of her presenting partner Philip Schofield who also features highly on the list with more than one in ten (14.1%) dreaming about him.
The second most dreamt about celebrity appeared on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here at the end of 2020 and finished third. Around one in six Brits (16%) have dreamt about Vernon Kay recently which makes him more popular than his wife Tess Daley (14%).
Antonia Harman explains “If we dream of famous people, what elements of their character do you more admire or loath? What is related in your own life? It’s really about how you see that person and what is potentially lacking in you.”
Results also show that Prime Minister Boris Johnson spends plenty of time on our screens as well as in our dreams with 15.5% dreaming of him in the past year.
The most popular actress in the list is Emilia Clarke whom 15% have dreamt of. With a monthly search volume of 190,000, the Game of Thrones star is one of the most discussed celebrities in the UK.
In joint fifth is socialite and businesswoman Kim Kardashian with actress Margot Robbie (14.3%). Following her speculated break up with Kanye West, over 190,000 have been searching for Kim Kardashian this month asking about her age, marriage, and residence.
When it comes to famous couples, the Beckham’s are up there with the most well-known. Victoria proved to be the most popular Beckham to dream about with 13.1% having dreamt about her, just edging out the 12.9% who have dreamt about her husband David.
Dream expert Lauri Loewenberg explains that dreaming of famous people could relate to “Your ability to shine and perform or to receive recognition and applause for a job well done. What the celebrity is doing in the dream may reflect how you are acting in life or in a particular situation.”
Co-founder and creative director at The French Bedroom Company, Georgia Metcalfe, comments “Our research has highlighted that a large proportion of the population dream of celebrities, with those who are currently in the limelight dominating them. It is no surprise that the ever-popular Holly Willoughby is dreamt about the most, as one of the faces of ITV she is the lovely type of person we would all like to have in our lives.
“Keep track of your dreams by writing them down and see if any themes are repeating. This is also a great way of being able to investigate them further and find out if there are any hidden meanings.”