Henry Cavill beats Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch to be named sexiest man of 2013

Superman's abs beat Sherlock's cheekbones and Loki's deathly pallor to top a new poll

With a flash of his Steely abs, Superman Henry Cavill has charmed Britain’s female population to be named the sexiest man of 2013. The 30-year-old British actor came out top in a poll of 100 genetically blessed men, beating out the likes of Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston, aka Thor supervillain Loki, who are both known for their ardent band of followers. 


Slipping down to second place is Twilight star Robert Pattinson who has claimed the top spot for the last four years. Australian actor Liam Hemsworth – star of The Hunger Games films and Miley Cyrus’s former fiancé – completes the top three with Hiddleston and Cumberbatch claiming the fourth and fifth spots. 

Other entrants into the top ten are Liam’s brother, Chris – aka Thor – Luther star Idris Elba, teen pop star Justin Bieber and One Direction singer Harry Styles, whose fellow bandmates all also feature in the top 50. 

Doctor Who appears to have cast a spell on female viewers too, with both Matt Smith and David Tennant appearing in the top 100, at 19 and 97 respectively. Other notable entrants include David Beckham (21), Ryan Gosling (32), Cumberbatch’s Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman (79) and Homeland’s Damian Lewis (94). Take a look at the full top 20 below… 

1. Henry Cavill
2. Robert Pattinson
3. Liam Hemsworth
4. Tom Hiddleston
5. Benedict Cumberbatch
6. Harry Styles
7. Chris Hemsworth
8. Idris Elba
9. Jamie Campbell Bower
10. Justin Bieber
11. Charlie Hunnam
12. Ian Somerhalder
13. Matt Bomer
14. Johnny Depp
15. Olly Murs
16. Michael Fassbender
17. Channing Tatum
18. Rafael Nadal
19. Matt Smith
20. Robert Downey Jnr