Roundabout Idol to find the Matt Cardle of traffic islands

Britain's first so-called Roundabout Idol has been launched, with the aim of finding the Matt Cardle equivalent of the UK's favourite traffic island.

Motorists are being invited to send in pictures of their best and most hated roundabouts in a bid to help car leasing service find the Leona Lewis of traffic islands.

The competition claims it will be celebrating roundabouts which have The X Factor - those which manage to alleviate congestion, while being aesthetically pleasing.

Traffic islands which only add to motorists' rush hour problems or aren't so easy on the eye are likely to fall short, in much the same way Chloe Mafia did in last year's X Factor.

Roundabout Idol will officially launch next month, but some drivers have already submitted their favourite shots.

Tom Hemmingway has nominated the BBC island in Nottingham as his best in the UK.

He explained: 'It does its job beautifully and without creating any bottlenecks. It deals with heavy traffic converging on Nottingham City Centre and must handle thousands of vehicles each day.'

A spokesperson for said: 'Up and down the land, we are asking motorists to tell us what roundabout makes their head spin, their stomach churn and their tempers rise.

'Or alternatively, if there is a roundabout in your life that you'd like to express your thanks for, then you need Roundabout Idol!'

Last year, the government announced plans to scrap the M4 bus lane, which is widely considered to be the most hated stretch of road in the UK.

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