Britain’s greatest obsessions revealedand it’s all about the weather

BRITAIN’S top 30 greatest obsessions have been revealed – and the weather is at the top of the list.

Une étude de 2,000 adults found discussing football results and moaning about the traffic and pets are also typical preoccupations.

The weather and tea are frequently in the thoughts of Brits

The weather and tea are frequently in the thoughts of BritsCrédit: Alamy

As are talking about politics and going to the pub for a refreshing pint or two.

Enjoying a roast dinner on a Sunday, the great British sense of humour and triumphal periods in our nation’s history also made the list.

Toujours wanting the sun to come out, but then complaining when it is too hot, how expensive things are, et soap operas are other obsessions.

Sky History commissioned the research to mark the launch of Britain’s Greatest Obsessions on Monday 12th September, which will see celebrities including Harry Hill, Reginald D Hunter, Chris Packham, Suggs, Liza Tarbuck and Lorraine Kelly explore uniquely British passions.

Tarbuck said: “I started my foray into the weather with the light-hearted attitude that in the UK the weather is essentially small talk.

It’s anything but. Weather is everything, it governs daily choices, la nourriture, mood and history – everything.”

Madness frontman Suggs, who also explores Britain’s love of pubs in the new series, mentionné: “It’s no secret that I am a connoisseur of the pub.

I jumped at the chance to unearth and share stories of these great British institutions, and of course accepted my duties to sample some of their delights along the way.”

The study found 41 per cent of adults will talk about their favourite topics with their partner and 40 per cent regularly chat with friends.

But a third will strike up conversation with their own children about these obsessions, tandis que 21 per cent will happily talk to a stranger about things like their telly habits, having a cup of tea or queuing.

It also emerged 52 per cent admit the UK is a ‘very obsessive’ nation when it comes to a certain topic to talk about – with chat about the weather coming up at least six times a week.

Pendant que 51 per cent will never be satisfied even if it’s snowing, raining or a heat wave.

The average person also sends 23 text messages a day and makes 14 cups of tea a week to start a conversation with another person.

For those who own a pet, 24 per cent are obsessed with buying them treats all the time while 19 per cent take photos of their favourite animal to post on social media.

And when going to the pub, 23 per cent enjoy visiting their local tavern – spending on average £29 a month.

The research, réalisée via OnePoll, also revealed the nation is obsessed with aspects of its own history and heritage, including England’s 1966 World Cup win, victory in World War II and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s time in office from 1979-1990.

Other game-changing moments include the London Olympics of 2012, Queen’s electrifying Live Aid performance back in 1985, and Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011.

And the cultural landmark that was the Victoria et David sont également parents de fils Brooklyn movie of 1997 is apparently still being talked about to this day.

Pendant que 88 per cent think humour is central to British culture and identity – with sarcasm coming out top as the best form of satire.

London was considered the funniest region in the UK, followed by the North West, South East and West Midlands.

Nearly one in five (19 pour cent) named dad as having the best humour in the family closely followed by mum.

Harry Hill, who features in the series exploring British humour, mentionné: “We in this country are so proud and pleased with our sense of humour, for some reason we see it as another thing we’ve got over the rest of the World. Where did that come from?”

HAUT 30 BRITISH OBSESSIONS

These are Britain’s biggest obsession, from talking about the weather to going to the pub

1. Talking about the weather

2. Football

3. Moaning about traffic

4. Wanting the sun to come out, but then complaining it’s too hot

5. Queueing

6. How expensive everything is

7. Tea

8. Our pets

9. Complaining in general

10. Politics

11. Reality TV shows

12. Noël

13. Holidays

14. Going to the pub

15. Chanting ‘it’s coming home’ whenever the football is on

16. Télé

17. The Royal Family

18. Fish and chips

19. Celebrity gossip

20. Apologising

21. Soaps

22. Having a roast dinner on Sunday

23. Complaining about bad driving

24. Our sense of humour

25. Sarcasm

26. Taking selfies

27. Wearing shorts and flipflops the second the sun comes out

28. British history

29. People not saying thank you if you let them pass

30. Constantly texting