Cheryl Cole has been voted as having the UK’s ‘favourite fantasy body’ – beating her fellow X Factor judge Dannii Minogue in second place.

More than 2,000 men and women were quizzed in a survey conducted by YouGov in June.

The Girls Aloud singer, who was recently revealed as Sharon Osbourne’s replacement on the ITV1 talent search, came out on top with 15 per cent of the vote.

Dannii, whose older sister Kylie picked up her OBE at Buckingham Palace on Thursday, came joint second with 11 per cent, alongside curvy television cook Nigella Lawson.

There has already been speculation about possible fireworks between the two female X Factor judges, who have an age gap of more than a decade between them.

But when Cheryl was signed up, Dannii said: “I am absolutely thrilled. I called Cheryl as soon as I heard this morning to congratulate her.”

Former Spice Girl Mel B, the face and body of underwear range Ultimo, came next in the poll with nine per cent.

She was followed by super-fit Madonna, who reaches the milestone of 50 this year, with five per cent of votes, while Lily Allen was the sixth most popular choice with two per cent of votes.

The survey was commissioned by natural slimming aid Zotrim.