British celebrities have been sharing their dream jobs with workplace learning charity Campaign for Learning, revealing some interesting ambitions.
Comedy star Ricky Gervais wanted to be a scientist when he was younger, with Radio 2 DJ Mark Radcliff admitting to harbouring a desire to play drums for a top band on Top of the Pops.
This Morning presenter Fern Britton said she always dreamed of becoming a dolphin trainer, while actress Prunella Scales initially wanted to become a ballet dancer.
The survey also found top journalists appear to have achieved their career dreams more than others, with Ian King, business editor of the Sun, and Daily Star editor Dawn Neeson stating that they wanted to work in the field from an early age.
"As children we all dream about the job we want to do when we grow up, but a lack of confidence, support, qualifications or opportunities can hold us back," commented Linda Siegle, joint chief executive of the Campaign for Learning.
She added: "We are running the Childhood Dream Job competition to promote the difference learning and development can have on job prospects and working lives, as well as to inspire individuals to follow their career dreams."
The competition is encouraging individuals to enter in the hope of winning a day in their dream role and closes on May 21st.
According to Forbes, film star Johnny Depp's first job was as a singer in a Kiss tribute band, with fellow thespians Michael Caine and Jim Carrey resorting to washing dishes and cleaning floors respectively for their first roles.