DONCASTER’S boy-done-good Louis Tomlinson has been named the eighth sexiest man on the planet, beating Hollywood hunks Johnny Depp, Zac Efron and Johnny Depp.
The poll, conducted by the Sun newspaper named the former Hall Cross pupil, and three of his One Direction band mates in the top 10 hottest men in the world after asking thousands of their readers who got them hot under the collar.
The list was topped by Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who received double the amount of votes as second placed star David Beckham.
Louis, who has more than three million followers on twitter, received the accolade on the same day it was reported he had insured his bottom for £100,000.
Bandmate Harry Styles, who placed number four on the ‘hot-list’ said Louis had taken out the policy ahead of their latest tour, but was quiet when asked how closely insurance assessors had to inspect the 20-year-old’s derriere.
Harry, told reporters: “Louis has insured his bum just like J.Lo.
“We support him and so does his family.”
It is unknown whether the insurance against covers injuries from energetic dance routines, from over keen fans wanting to get too close or whether it is the latest practical joke amongst the band.
The Bessacarr singer told another national paper: ‘Our bodyguards can only do so much,’
‘No-one has sustained any injuries yet, but you can never be too careful.’
Louis is currently on a short break from the band after an action packed world tour, and has been active on his social media account to keep fans up to date with his actions.
Since returning to the UK, he has popped back up to Doncaster to visit his family, started a campaign for Britain’s Got Talent organist Graham Blackledge and told followers about the £800 designer clock he had ordered.
The bizarre revelation comes out as the boy band put together on X Factor have taken their next step to global domination with their hit single What Makes You Beautiful being covered by the hit TV show Glee.
The Top 10 sexiest men
1. Benedict Cumberbatch (actor)
2. David Beckham (footballer)
3. Joey Essex (reality star)
4. Harry Styles (One Direction singer)
5. Zayn Malik (One Direction singer)
6. Niall Horan (One Direction singer)
7. Ryan Gosling (actor)
8. Louis Tomlinson (One Direction singer)
9. Zac Efron (actor)
10. Aston Merrygold (JLS singer)