A consultation has been launched to find someone from the world of visual art to feature on their new £20 note.

Paddy Power have William Blake at even money with JMW Turner at 4/1 and John Constable at 8/1.

Telly chef Ainsley Harriot is also in the running at 500/1 after a petition was launched online to see him represented on the note.

Typically a number of celebrities (who don’t even fit the criteria) have put themselves forward.

The Bank of England is asking the public to suggest who they believe should be recognised from the world of visual art – from painters and sculptors to fashion designers and photographers.

Nominations can only be made for historic visual artists and the bank said it will not represent living characters on its banknotes.

Architects, ceramicists, print-makers and film-makers are also among visual artists who can be nominated.

It just has to be Banksy, doesn’t it? There’s just the small matter of getting a picture of him. Oh, and the fact that he’s still alive doesn’t help his case.


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