Sorry ladies, the nation has voted all seven finalists for 'greatest icon' are ...

Sorry ladies, the nation has voted for its greatest icons of the 20th century - and all seven finalists are men BBC show Icons has whittled down 20th Century 'greats' to seven male finalists 12 women were among the 28 contenders - four in each of seven categories The categories were leaders, explorers, scientists, entertainers, activists, sports stars, and artists or writers  David Bowie pipped Billie Holiday and Marilyn Monroe for 'greatest entertainer' The live final, and final public vote, will take place on Tuesday at 9pm on BBC 2

By Susie Cohen Tv And Radio Reporter For The Daily Mail

Published: 00:06 GMT, 31 January 2019 | Updated: 00:14 GMT, 1 February 2019

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The  public has whittled down a list of the ‘greatest’ people of the 20th century to seven finalists – all of whom are men.

The BBC show Icons initially picked seven categories with four inspirational characters included in each field.

The categories were leaders, explorers, scientists, entertainers, activists, sports stars, and artists/writers.

The public has been voting for which individual in each field most deserved to reach the programme finale next Tuesday. But despite 12 women being included on the longlist of 28 ‘greats’ of the last century, selected by a ‘panel of experts’, none won in their category.

The BBC offered the public a choice of four 20th Century 'Icons' in each of seven categories. In the 'Leader' category, above, Mrs Thatcher, FDR, and Sir winston Churchill all lost out to Nelson Mandela

The BBC offered the public a choice of four 20th Century 'Icons' in each of seven categories. In the 'Leader' category, above, Mrs Thatcher, FDR, and Sir winston Churchill all lost out to Nelson Mandela

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