Fern Britton has been beaten to the title of the UK’s No 1 Celebrity Mum by Michelle Obama.

The wife of new US President Barack Obama, mother to daughters Malia and Sasha, scooped an incredible 52 per cent of the votes in poll conducted by Persil to find Britain’s favourite star mum.

This Morning host and mother-of-four Fern came second, followed by Jamie Oliver’s wife Jools, who has three daughters with the Naked Chef.

Mouthy Sharon Osbourne was fourth, followed by Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet in fifth place.

Victoria Beckham was sixth, just ahead of mother-of-six Angelina Jolie.

Coleen Nolan was eighth in the poll, Katie Holmes was voted ninth and former Celebrity Mother Of The Year Kerry Katona was 10th.

Persil spokesperson Assunta Faiello said: “Michelle Obama illustrates just how things have changed for women over the past century.

“Her ability to combine a happy family and home life with a successful career plus being wife to one the most powerful men in the world is admirable to say the least!”

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