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UK Olympic swimmer Daley named 'hottest hunk' of the year

Last updated on: January 22, 2013 13:24 IST

UK Olympic swimmer Daley named 'hottest hunk' of the year



British Olympic swimmer Tom Daley's gruelling work-out regime seems to have paid off in more ways than one after coming top of Heat Magazine's annual 'Hottest Hunks' poll.

The 18-year-old has toppled heartthrob David Beckham from the spot after gaining a legion of female followers, the Daily Mail reported.

Daley, who is currently mentoring contestants for ITV diving show 'Splash', has beaten off a host of famous faces to be crowed the most desirable on the 101 Hottest Hunks Of 2013 list.

The Olympic bronze medalist says it's surreal because he just does diving.

He said that for people to vote for him like this is great, and thanked everyone who voted.

"I don't think of myself as a hunk. I just think of myself as a normal person who still goes to school, who still has to train 30 hours a week and who just gets on with life," he added.

Image: Tom Daley


Beckham pushed down to No 3

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The young Olympian is a new entry on the annual list and has gone straight in at number one, while actor Channing Tatum has jumped from 40th place last year to the number two spot.

Unfortunately for Beckham, he has been pushed from the top spot down to number three, followed closely by Zac Efron and Ryan Gosling.

UK pop group One Direction's heartthrob Harry Styles is up 12 places, from 18th place to fourth, while his band mate Zayn Malik came eighth and Louis Tomlinson is at number 14.

Daley wasn't the only sportsman who made the magazine's list, as gymnast and Strictly Come Dancing champion Louis Smith came in at number 27 and Greg Rutherford reached number 84.

Image: David Beckham

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Source: ANI