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Elton John and partner named Britain's most romantic gay couple

Thursday 14 February 2002 @ 19:51 - GMT

Elton John and David Furnish have been voted Britain's most romantic same sex couple. They were supported by 31% of voters in a Valentine's Day poll by RainbowNetwork.com. George Michael and his long term partner Kenny Goss were runners up, with 28% of the vote.

The actress Sophie Ward and her partner Rena Brannan were found to be the most romantic lesbian couple.

Some 19% of RainbowNetwork members voted for the pair, who made headlines in 1996 when Ward came out and left her husband.

Sandi Toksvig, the comedian and television personality and her partner Alice Arnold, the radio presenter, scored 14% of the vote for their relationship.

UK politician Peter Mandelson and Reinaldo De Silva received only 8% of votes.