The Bank Of England has released a list of more than 150 great Britons who could appear on the new Series F note.
The longlist has been chosen by members of the public and includes royals, sports stars, celebrities, politicians, literary figures and scientists.
Royals who have been nominated include Princess Diana, the late Queen Mother and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Former England captain David Beckham, cricketer Michael Vaughan and rugby player Jonny Wilkinson represent the sports world on the shortlist.
The Beatles, Sir Mick Jagger and ex-Take That singer Robbie Williams are the nation's favourite singers to replace scientist Charles Darwin, who appears on the current Series E £10 note.
Political figures such as Sir Winston Churchill and suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst have also been included on the longlist.
Literary greats including William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer and George Orwell are also battling with scientists such as Stephen Hawking and Sir Alexander Fleming for the position on the banknote.
The favourite, however, is Second World War Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing, who has been the subject of an online petition for his achievements to be commemorated.
More than 25,000 people have called for the work of the computer pioneer - who was prosecuted for gross indecency in 1952 when homosexuality was still a criminal offence in the UK, and died in June 1954 at the age of 41 - to be recognised.