Many women have thought it for a while and now it has been confirmed by a magazine poll: Take That are the sexiest men in the world.

The comeback kings recently hit the number one spot in the UK album and singles chart and now they are at number one in New Woman magazine's survey.

Their former bandmate Robbie Williams  who chose not to join them when they reformed  trailed behind in ninth position.

Commenting on their success, New Woman magazine editor Helen Johnston said: "There's nothing like a dose of attractive maturity mixed with memories of first love. We've taken Take That back into our hearts and they're sexier than ever."

Also making it into the top ten are Daniel Craig (2nd), Johnny Depp (3rd) and Orlando Bloom (4th).

No surprises there then, but here's a shocker: both UK Conservative leader David Cameron and the chancellor Gordon Brown were named in the top 100.

Cameron first sneaked in to the list last year at number 92 and he has now risen to 87 while Brown has made a new entry at 97.

Ms Johnston added: "Power is undoubtedly an aphrodisiac, but we've seen a softer side to the Iron Chancellor recently and women definitely respond to a more human approach."

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