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Who is the best ‘road trip buddy’ - Jennifer Aniston of course

Friends star Jennifer Aniston has been voted the best person to share a long car journey with, according to a new survey.

The Hollywood star took the top spot on the top ten list of people to share a long-distance road-trip with.

A poll carried out to mark the start of the Sky Movies HD ‘Road Trip Movie Season' found that Jennifer Aniston picked up 13.5% of the votes, closely followed by Simon Pegg.

British actor Pegg, who starred alongside Nick Frost in the alien road trip comedy film Paul, took 10% of the votes. This means that over 1,000 people plumped for the funnyman's antics as entertainment on a long journey.

Dumb and Dumber star Jim Carrey was voted in at third place with 8.5% of the vote. Other members of the top ten included Iron Man's Robert Downey Jr, Rock of Ages star Tom Cruise and comedian Russell Brand.

Jade Tan, the Sky Movies scheduling manager, said: "It's clear that comedy is the best policy for a road trip partner, and Jennifer Aniston, Simon Pegg and Jim Carrey most certainly have it covered.

"Whether they're on the run, on a buddy trip or a wild adventure, all of these names would definitely deliver a trip to remember.”

The Top 10 Road Trip Movie Ideal Travel Partners are:

  1. Jennifer Aniston
  2. Simon Pegg
  3. Jim Carrey
  4. Robert Downey Jr
  5. Tom Cruise
  6. Dustin Hoffman
  7. Susan Sarandon
  8. Gerard Butler
  9. Chevy Chase
  10. Russell Brand

Wherever you head off on your road trip adventure and whoever you take, it could be worth making sure that you have car hire excess insurance to prevent any comedy mishaps, as seen in many of the ultimate road-trip films.

MoneyMaxim offers a comprehensive car hire and car hire comparison tool to help your journey run smoother.