The public has had its say and the votes are in.

People expect their satnav devices to give directions in the Queen’s English, says a survey by CoPilot Live mobile phone satellite navigation.

Of the thousand people surveyed, 57% said they wanted directions given in the Queen’s English, rather than in a regional accent.

The least favourite accent? Brummie, with only 2% of those polled voting to have a voice like Cat Deely’s on their satnav.

Second and third least favourite were Liverpudlian and Cockney, followed swiftly by the accent adopted by those from Essex.

Most popular after the Queen’s English are Southern Irish, Scottish and Welsh, although only 8% wanted dulcet Welsh tones to emanate from their satnav.