We asked people to select items they wanted to see in their fry up from 17 options. You eager Brunchers answered in your droves – and the winner was surprisingly overwhelming: Chips.

78% of the respondents to our survey included the shaped potatoe-y goodness of the simple, humble chip in their ideal full English.

undefinedFry up stalwarts bacon and sausage battled it out in a close competition for 2nd place, with sausage just edging it with 70% choosing this on their ideal full English to 67% selecting bacon as a must have item.

Bruncher user and friend of the site, Brian, 51, from Hartlepool explained : “A fry up without chips is like a fish dinner without the fish. It just doesn’t make sense.”

The top 5 was rounded out by classic fry up sides of toast and beans.

Perhaps surprisingly black pudding performed worst, finishing in last place with just 8% of you selecting it on your ideal Full English.

Brian, again added: “It’s just not for me, really.”

So, there you have it. The UK’s favourite item on a fry up is officially chips.

Do you agree with the survey? If not, let us know what your favourite full English breakfast item is...