Columnist and author Caitlin Moran topped poll to find the funniest British woman on Twitter, beating Great British Bake off host Sue Perkins and comedian Miranda Hart.

The poll surveyed 2,700 Stylist readers and the results reveal that the nation has chosen Moran as its number one, with nearly a third of those polled voting her as the funniest British woman on Twitter. The public's love affair with The Great British Bake Off continues, with Sue Perkins coming in second place and rounding out the top three was Miranda Hart. Also in the top five were comedian Sarah Millican and JK Rowling, known for her humorous interactions and comebacks to other Twitter users.

A brand new event called Stylist Live featuring inspirational speakers, expert demonstrations and catwalk shows will be taking place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London from the 15th-18th of October. Caitlin Moran will be talking at the event about female sexuality in her trademark witty manner. The author of best-selling books including How to Build a Girl and How to Be a Woman was the first person to have their Twitter feed added to the A-Level English list of set texts in 2014.

A devoted Twitter user, with over 545,000 followers, some of Moran's most popular tweets include 'Stop saying "You've waited all your life for this." Everyone's waited all their lives for EVERYTHING. That's how time works' and 'My Twitter-feed informs me that Arnold Schwarzenegger is currently cycling around London on a Boris Bike. I live for days like these.'

The complete top 10 funniest British women on Twitter and some of their best known tweets are below:

A poll reveals the funniest British woman on Twitter

A poll reveals the funniest British woman on Twitter

1. Caitlin Moran - columnist and author (30%) Stop saying "You've waited all your life for this." Everyone's waited all their lives for EVERYTHING. That's how time works. 

2. Sue Perkins - TV presenter of The Great British Bake Off, comedian and author (27%) 'And, as King Richard III is laid to rest, his 527 year parking charges are handed over to Parliament for payment.'

3. Miranda Hart - actress and comedian (24%) 'Hello twitter. It's been a long time. But now it's time for you to serve your purpose of distraction because I am on a cross trainer.'

4. Sarah Millican - comedian (24%) 'Is it bad to want a biscuit tin in the bedroom?'

5. JK Rowling - author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy (20%) '@diegtristan8 "she is built like a man". Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress. You're an idiot.'

6. Dawn O'Porter - writer and TV presenter (18%) 'I mean, I questioned the block of cheese in the sink for quite some time, before I realised it was a sponge #jetlag'

7. Lucy Mangan - journalist, columnist and author (17%) 'Right. I'm going to put a bra on and treat myself to a Pret sandwich in Bromley. Work hard, play hard, that's me.'

8. Shappi Khorsandi - comedian (12%) 'Just discovered 'other folder' on fb. Wow! Lovely messages dating back to 400BC. Thank you! Also soz for not seeing ransom demands in time.'

9. Lily Allen - singer, songwriter and TV presenter (11%) 'I'm spreading soft cheese on top of hard cheese cause I'm out of crackers. #Christmas'

10. Diane Morgan - actress and comedian (10%) 'Just been watching a couple argue in Sainsbury's. It was better than anything on Netflix.'

Lisa Smosarski, organiser of Stylist Live and editor-in-chief of Stylist magazine said, "Lists of the funniest Twitter accounts are often dominated by men, so it's about time British women were recognised for their comic genius.It's not just men who can master comedy in 140 characters. We're delighted to see Caitlin Moran, one of our speakers at Stylist Live, topping the list of the funniest British women on Twitter and can't wait for her to reveal her frank thoughts on the topic of female sexuality at our biggest-ever event."

Moran herself was thrilled to come out on top, "Obviously I can't think of a SINGLE funny thing to say now - partly because of the pressure, and partly because I am, as always, looking for pictures of the young Bruce Springsteen with his top off to tweet to those who need those regular injections of Boss Man Tits - but I am, obviously, totally thrilled to have won.

I am #grateful #blessed #upallnighttogetlucky.

I feel this also, in some ways, makes up for driving Tom Hardy off Twitter by repeatedly tweeting 'Oh look at your beautiful FACE Tom Hardy - how COULD they have made you wear that Bane face-mask in Batman, that is a CRIME against hotness' at him until he left. Sorry about that, womankind."

For more information about the four day event visit live.stylist.co.uk


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