Your top 10 heroes - and villains - of 2016

Tim Peake

Tim Peake

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More than 2,000 people across the country have voted for their heroes and villains of the year.

And it is Westbourne astronaut Tim Peake, currently aboard the International Space Station, who captured the public’s hearts and took the number one spot for the biggest hero in the poll by Opinium Research.

Oscar Pistorius took the crown for the biggest villain for the third year in a row, after taking 38% of the vote. A quarter of the nation picked their Prime Minister as the third-highest villain, in joint place with Vladimir Putin and Katie Hopkins.

The nation’s top heroes

1. Tim Peake: 23%

2. Andy Murray: 19%

3. The Queen: 14%

4. Mo Farah: 11%

Joint 5: Jessica Ennis-Hill and Jeremy Corbyn: 9%

6. Lewis Hamilton: 8%

7. The Duchess of Cambridge: 7%

8. Adele: 6%

9. Jamie Vardy:5%

10. Edward Snowden: 4%

The nation’s villains

1. Oscar Pistorius: 38%

2. Donald Trump: 36%

Joint 3: David Cameron, Vladimir Putin and Katie Hopkins: 25%

4. Bashar al-Assad: 20%

5. George Osbourne: 19%

6. Jeremy Corbyn: 17%

7. Lady Colin Campbell: 14%

8. Nigel Farage: 13%

9. Russell Brand: 12%

10. Kanye West: 8%

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