Romantic novelists have voted and the results are out ~ here are their choices for the sexiest male celebrities of 2009:
1 Richard Armitage - see pic to the right. I didn't see him in North and South, regrettably, but caught up with him as baddie Guy in the latest Robin Hood. The fact that he wore black leather and played opposite a less than charismatic Robin had to help. He replaces Penry-Jones in Spooks ( and what an exit he had! Talk about going out with a bang!) and I'm watching....
2 Johnny Depp. H'mm. Saw him as the pirate and recently as JMBarrie. Good actor, but there's something not quite right....
3 Hugh Jackman - see pic with towel. I haven't to my knowledge seen HJ in anything, but like what I see...
4 George Clooney - nah. Almost a caricature of a handsome man
6 Sean Bean, ah yes. It's that wicked grin and the insubordination that do it for me, but is he perhaps just a tad past the pin up stakes now?
7 Alan Rickman, a great actor but not exactly a pin up for moi.
8 David Tennant. Definitely dislike the wide-eyed look he persists in displaying
9 Pierce Brosnan. Like Sean, perhaps a little over his sell-by date
10 Gerard Butler. Who?
I have no quarrel with most of the choices, though Clooney, Tennant and Rickman don't do it for me. I think one person they've overlooked is the new world number one tennis player
Rafa Nadal (in the blue tee shirt).
How about it? Anyone agree with me?