Stars take to twitter in race for Janner title
FROM international models to Olympians and military heroes we have them all – but which one will be voted the Greatest Janner?
The contest for the crown is hotting up with Tom Daley and Sharron Davies even taking to Twitter to thank their followers for voting them – and to urge others to do the same.
Sharron, who in another tweet revealed Sir Francis Drake would get her vote, said on Twitter: "Thank u guys 4 the votes, so many great plymouthians, proud just to be nominated. Do have my own bollard on the Hoe, dogs heaven :)"
Fellow Olympian and gold medalist Ruta Meilutyte is also on the list.
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But there's still time to get a vote in for any of the 41 short-listed nominations.
Model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, born in Plymouth and raised in Tavistock, is another of the nominees.
She was signed to the American lingerie brand Victoria's Secret in 2006 and has since appeared alongside Shia Labeouf in the box-office hit 'Transformers: The Dark Side of the Moon'.
Robert Falcon Scott – Scott of the Antarctic – is another of the 41 Janners to have been nominated.
It's now almost 101 years since he died having led his second expedition to Antarctica on board the Terra Nova in 1910.
On November 1, 1911, he and his team set out on the ice for the 800 mile trek to the South Pole, knowing that the Norwegian Roald Amundsen was also on his way to the goal.
By January 17, 1912, they realised they were beaten by the Norwegian competition.
Scott makes his last diary entry on March 29 as, trapped in a blizzard, 11 miles from a supply base, he dies with the remaining men from malnutrition, dehydration and frostbite.
Comedienne Dawn French, presenter Gordon Sparks and dancer Wayne Sleep are also on the short list.
To view all the short-listed nominations or cast your vote, visit www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/greatest. Or you can write the name of your choice on a postcard and send it to The Herald newsdesk, 17 Brest Road, Derriford Business Park, Plymouth, PL6 5AA.
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