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Celebrity Poker? Bet you can’t guess who’d Scoop the Pot!

Imagine if a bunch of Britain’s favourite stars sat down to play cards – who would scoop the pot, and who’d be the busted flush?

According to research carried out by us here at dublinbet.com, most believe poker-faced comedian Jack Dee would hold all the aces in a battle of the bluffers.

With just over 34 per cent of votes in a poll of 500 British adults, deadpan Dee took the crown 12 per cent ahead of X Factor boss Simon Cowell – rumoured to keep a poker face by warding off wrinkles by freezing his face with botox.

Prime Minister David Cameron may be super smooth while wooing voters or addressing Parliament, but with just under 19 per cent, he had to settle for coming third in this poll – yet it was still enough to keep him above megastar Lady Gaga.

Despite achieving worldwide fame with her ‘Poker Face’ hit, the flamboyant pop icon floundered in this chart. She only just avoided last place, occupied instead by cycling hero Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Wiggo may not have expected to add a wooden spoon to his haul of trophies, having already taken the Tour de France, Olympic gold, and BBC Sports Personality of the Year – not to mention becoming a Knight of the Realm – but voters weren’t convinced he could ride his luck if the cards stacked up against him.

He received just NINE per cent of the votes, with Lady Gaga beating him by a nose, finishing just 0.8 per cent ahead.

On the other hand, when asked who they thought would be WORST at bluffing, almost 33 per cent of voters plumped for outrageous Irish TV host Graham Norton.

The naughty star’s cheeky chatter swept him past Geordie glamour-girl Cheryl Cole, who could never hide her feelings with her heart-felt comments as an X Factor judge.

The Girls Aloud star scooped 26.2 per cent of the votes to leave London’s Mayor Boris Johnson in third place.

Madcap Bozza’s 22 per cent was enough to take him past both Olympic sprint legend Usain Bolt and tennis hero Andy Murray, who ended up last with just over six per cent of votes cast.

Despite his triumphs at the Olympics and the US Open, it seems few trust the emotional Scot to serve up a winning hand when the poker chips are down.

Paul Derwin, Marketing Manager of dublinbet.com, said:

“Although it’s all in good fun, this research does have a serious purpose. We’re trying to find out more about the social behaviour of people who play casino games online, and it’s thrown up some interesting data.

“Most people assume it’s best not to show emotion while playing poker, but is that really the right strategy when trying to bluff your opponents? Maybe we should get Jack Dee and Graham Norton to go head-to-head to settle the argument.”