Beeston most adulterous town in
Beeston named the most adulterous town in the UK Stock pic

The top 100 places where British people are mostly like to have an affair have been revealed, with Beeston topping the list.

The town in Nottinghamshire was officially named the most adulterous part of the UK, according to the Official Infidelity Index 2015 with 2.54% of the population having an affair, Livingstone in Scotland came second with 2.03%.

Craigavon in Northern Ireland was bottom of the list, which ran to 140 entries, with only 0.04% of the town having affairs.

Claire Page of IllicitEncounters.com, which created the index, said: "People think you'd get more life in a graveyard than in Beeston but the Illicit Index proves one thing: it's always the quiet ones."

Psychologist Lucy Redford blamed isolation and loneliness as factors to why people have affairs in small towns like Beeston.

"Discretion is usually the main priority in extra-marital affairs," she said. "If secrecy wasn't important, the individual would seek a divorce before an affair. Often, when passion has left a relationship, but people don't want to fracture their home status or disrupt a family unit, and they're not willing to compromise their sex lives, an affair becomes tempting for their situation."