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18th May 2024

Cillian Murphy beaten in ‘UK’s sexiest man’ poll by Jeremy Clarkson

Stephen Porzio

It’s been 0 days since the Brits were at it.

In news that will be sure to cause some Irish uproar, Cillian Murphy has made a widely-publicised list of the “UK’s sexiest men”.

And probably adding insult to injury, the Cork native was beaten to the top spot by none other than former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson.

The poll was carried out by UK website IllicitEncounters.com, which calls itself the “best online dating site for married people.”

And while many United Kingdom outlets have described the list as being made to crown the “UK’s sexiest man”, it was to find the UK and Ireland’s sexiest man.

Illicit Encounters gave its 2,000 female members a list of 50 culturally-relevant men from the last 12 months, and asked them to give the famous faces a score of 1-10 based on how sexy they found them.

Clarkson came out on top, ending up with an overall score of 9/10.

This is in fact the second year running that the Diddly Squat Farm owner has claimed the crown in this particular poll.

Murphy, meanwhile, ranked fifth on the list, also being beat out by Spider-Man star Tom Holland, Prince William and England football manager Gareth Southgate.

You can see a list of who made top 10 in the sexiest UK and Ireland men poll right here:

  1. Jeremy Clarkson
  2. Tom Holland
  3. Prince William
  4. Gareth Southgate
  5. Cillian Murphy
  6. Idris Elba
  7. Romesh Ranganathan
  8. Sam Thompson
  9. Russ ‘Hardest Geezer’ Cook
  10. Dermot O’Leary

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