Suffolk tourism bosses got a bit of a surprise when they launched a publicity stunt inviting the public to vote for their top tourist icon in the county; lighthouses, beach huts, theatres, breweries and ruins were all voted for, but the most nominations went to Dani Filth, lead singer in local black metal band Cradle of Filth.
Dani, whose real name is Kevin Turvey, works as a trainee pigman on the earl of Stradbrook's estate, and in reality likes nothing better than to curl up on the sofa with a can of Abbot and a Chevy Chase DVD, was stunned by the publicity. His 13,000 votes were believed to have been cast by up to seven teenage girls over the school holiday repeatedly clicking on the East Anglian Daily Times' poll page.
Tourism bosses have now boringly launched a finalists list that excludes Dani.
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