Can you guess which British celebs are the worst grammar crime offenders?

November 19, 2020


We’ve analysed the fifty best-followed British celebrity Twitter accounts for grammatical errors, typos, and funny spelling mistakes to find out which celebrities are in need of some English lessons—and have offered the three worst offenders just that!

Putting aside Leigh Francis’ comic creation and Celebrity Juice presenter Keith Lemon, who averaged a typo or spelling mistake per tweet, former N-Dubz singer Tulisa, musician Lily Allen and business tycoon Lord Sugar were found to be the worst offenders when it came to typos.

As a professional services marketplace, we thought we’d have a bit of fun and have offered the trio free English lessons from one of our top-rated English tutors to help improve their writing skills.


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How did we do this?

Using a list of the fifty best-followed British celebrities, our team painstakingly studied each of their last fifty tweets, counting the number of grammatical and/or funny spelling mistakes made. These were then added in to the table you see below. We’ve since offered the three worst offenders—excluding Keith Lemon because we’re sure his mistakes are intentional and in character—free English lessons from our top-rated teachers!


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The full list:

Here’s the fifty-strong list of British celebrities, ranked by the number of mistakes made:


Ranking
Celebrity
Twitter Handle
Number of Mistakes
1
Keith Lemon
@lemontwittor
48
2
Tulisa
@officialtulisa
23
3
Lily Allen
@lilyallen
19
4
Lord Sugar
@Lord_Sugar
17
5
Sam Smith
@samsmithworld
16
6
Chris Moyles
@ChrisMoyles
16
7
John Bishop
@JohnBishop100
16
8
Olly Murs
@ollyofficial
15
9
Josh Devine
@JoshDevineDrums
14
10
Rio Ferdinand
@rioferdy5
13
11
Zoella
@Zoella
13
12
Victoria Beckham
@victoriabeckham
12
13
Cher Lloyd
@CherLloyd
12
14
Liam Payne
@Real_Liam_Payne
11
15
Calvin Harris
@CalvinHarris
11
16
Jack Whitehall
@jackwhitehall
11
17
Ed Sheeran
@edsheeran
10
18
Jamie Oliver
@jamieoliver
9
19
Eddie Izzard
@eddieizzard
9
20
Zayn Malik
@zaynmalik
8
21
Ant & Dec
@antanddec
8
22
Rita Ora
@RitaOra
8
23
Eleanor Calder
@EleanorJCalder
8
24
Simon Cowell
@SimonCowell
7
25
Fearne Cotton
@Fearnecotton
7
26
Cheryl Cole
@CherylOfficial
7
27
Phillip Schofield
@Schofe
7
28
Holly Willoughby
@hollywills
6
29
Jonathan Ross
@wossy
6
30
Adele
@Adele
5
31
Jessie J
@JessieJ
5
32
J.K Rowling
@jk_rowling
5
33
Jimmy Carr
@jimmycarr
5
34
Ellie Goulding
@elliegoulding
5
35
John Cleese
@JohnCleese
5
36
Gary Barlow
@GaryBarlow
5
37
Cara Delevingne
@Caradelevingne
4
38
Alan Carr
@AlanCarr
4
39
Emma Watson
@EmWatson
3
40
Ricky Gervais
@rickygervais
3
41
James Corden
@JKCorden
3
42
Simon Pegg
@simonpegg
3
43
Louis Tomlinson
@Louis_Tomlinson
2
44
Richard Branson
@richardbranson
2
45
Jeremy Clarkson
@JeremyClarkson
2
46
Piers Morgan
@piersmorgan
2
47
Harry Styles
@Harry_Styles
1
48
Wayne Rooney
@WayneRooney
1
49
Russell Brand
@rustyrockets
1
50
Gary Lineker
@GaryLineker
0


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TV star and presenter Keith Lemon racked up the most errors with 48 mistakes. His English transgressions include spelling ‘thanks’ with an ‘f’ and not using capital letters to start a sentence.

Lemon aside, the most frequent offender was singer Tulisa Contostavlos, who made 23 mistakes in her last fifty tweets, averaging almost one mistake in every two tweets. Tulisa often replaced ‘for’ with the numerical symbol and missed out apostrophes when using contractions such as ‘I’m’.

Lily Allen came in as the second-worst in the list, making 19 mistakes. Her mistakes included not using full stops or apostrophes for possession and spelling errors such as ‘propoganda’.

Lord Sugar tallied up 17 mistakes, putting him in third place in the list, with errors such as forgetting to add the ‘n’ on the letter ‘a’ before a word that starts with a vowel and spelling mistakes such as ‘thier’.

Gary Lineker proved to be the most literate celebrity by being the only one not to make any mistakes in his last fifty tweets. Russell Brand, Wayne Rooney and Harry Styles each only made one error and Piers Morgan—known for his criticism of others’ grammar and spelling, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Branson were among the celebrities who only made two mistakes.


Letters


A quick note to end on…

Of course, there are many factors to take into account when writing on Twitter such as the word limitation, so we’re not taking these numbers as a measurement of someone’s intelligence—it’s all just a bit of fun!

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