The acclaimed title of ‘UK’s sexiest hunk’ has been claimed by Jeremy Clarkson and he’s not the only unlikely choice to be shortlisted.
The 62-year-old broadcaster was the surprise winner in the IllicitEncounters poll, which touts itself as ‘the best online dating site for married people’.
But there are more choices in left field, That reports the Daily Mirror.
Among politicians, former Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accompanied by Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Zelenksy.
Others rated by 2,000 women in the list include Gary Lineker, Mike Tindall, and Hollywood superstar Ryan Reynolds.
The acclaimed title of ‘UK’s sexiest hunk’ has been claimed by former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson
Financial maestro Martin Lewis appeared in fifth place, while Dermot O’Leary and Idris Elba both appeared joint sixth.
Mr Zelensky helped fill out the rest of the top ten, along with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Pimlico Plumber founder Charlie Mullins.
Illicit Encounters asked members about their ratings on a 50-person list of this year’s celebrity men.
Categories such as celebrities, politics, sports and public figures helped viewers make their assessments before deciding on the top 10.
Boris Johnson was on Illicit Encounters’ list of 50 famous faces
Ukrainian President Volodmyry Zelensky was also among the 50 famous men voted on, scoring a spot in the top ten
Commenting on Clarkson’s win, IllicitEncounters spokeswoman Jessica Leoni said, “With the wax jacket and tweed shirt, it’s clear Clarkson’s bad boy farm vibe is working for the over-30s.
“If he lands in first place at our table, he won’t be crouching down, but I’m sure it will earn him some farm bragging rights.”
Yesterday Jeremy Clarkson showed off his latest furry additions to the Cotswold farm in a new business venture – just days after he denied being suspended as presenter of the ITV quiz show.
The TV star, 62, took to Instagram on Friday to reveal he is now the proud owner of a herd of goats that have taken up residence in the former lamb shed.
Jeremy shared a photo of his girlfriend Lisa hugging one, while the Amazon was also pictured on set while filming the action.
He also uploaded a photo of his farmhand Kaleb Cooper, 24, who was dressed head-to-toe in scrubs wearing a gas mask while standing next to a hovercraft.
Jeremy Clarkson showed off his latest furry additions to Diddly Squat on Instagram on Friday — just days after he denied being suspended as host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Controversy: Despite the huge success, Jeremy is at the center of headlines this week about his future on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Jeremy wrote, “A varied day on the farm,” with Caleb commenting, “I’m in love with that hovercraft!! So much fun’.
The Grand Tour star slowly expanded his farm animals, after a tough first year with sheep, Jeremy decided to get cattle and more chickens for his restaurant – which has now closed – and later got some pigs.
Clarkson’s Farm broke Amazon Video viewing records after its release late last month.
The season 2 premiere of the farming show was watched by a whopping 4.3 million viewers.
Despite the huge success, Jeremy has been at the center of headlines this week regarding his future on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
Jeremy denies being suspended as host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? after ITV previously confirmed there are ‘no further commissioning obligations’ to the presenter.
It was previously reported that Clarkson had been fired by the network after his highly controversial newspaper column about Meghan Markle, and gambling companies are already looking at celebrities like Warwick Davis to replace him.
Having fun: Jeremy uploaded a photo of his farmhand Kaleb Cooper, 24, who was dressed head to toe in scrubs wearing a gas mask while standing next to a hovercraft
Filming: The TV star, 62, took to Instagram on Friday to reveal he is now the proud owner of a herd of goats that have taken up residence in the once-lamb barn
Backlash: Clarkson wrote that he “hated” the Duchess of Sussex (pictured with Prince Harry) and wanted to see her parade naked through the streets as people threw “excrement” at her
According to William Hill’s latest listings, more than 10 television personalities are currently in the running for the seat.
But Clarkson took to Twitter on Wednesday night to deny the claims, writing, “I have not been fired as host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.”
The former Top Gear host caused a backlash after she fantasized in a newspaper column about the Duchess of Sussex being paraded naked through the streets as people threw ‘excrement’ at her, in an apparent reference to a public disgrace scene from fantasy TV series Game of Thrones.
It prompted the press watchdog IPSO to investigate the column and sparked speculation that Clarkson’s hit shows on Amazon Prime had been withdrawn after bosses at the streaming service were reportedly left ‘glowing’.
His fans then feared he was ‘cancelled’ after ITV failed to confirm whether or not he would continue as host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
ITV boss Carolyn McCall – who Piers Morgan previously claimed forced him out of Good Morning Britain – seemed to confirm Clarkson will not be continuing his post beyond the next series, which has already been filmed.
‘We have a contract. We’re contracted for this (season), so we’ll do that,” Ms. McCall told Variety magazine, adding, “And then we have no future obligations.”
Speaking of Clarkson’s column about Meghan, she added: “We don’t endorse that in any way… there’s no place for that on ITV.”
An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline earlier today: ‘As we’ve said before, ITV has another series of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? contractually commissioned (which has now been established), and no further commissioning obligations beyond that at present.”
But the network later issued a revised statement, saying: ‘As we’ve been saying for several weeks, ITV is contractually committed to a new series of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (which is now included.)
“There are no further commissioning commitments beyond that currently, as is typical with such shows where we make commissioning decisions on a series-by-series basis.
Therefore, for the avoidance of doubt, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? nor Jeremy Clarkson have been canceled.”
Clarkson tweeted shortly after, “So many sweet messages about today’s coverage. But relax. Lisa and I haven’t broken up and I haven’t been fired as host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.”