Singer places behind winner Tom Daley
Michael Baggs
10:27 22nd January 2013

Harry Styles has been ranked the world's hottest male music star in a new poll by Heat magazine to find the world's sexiest man, as he was the highest ranked music star to make the Top Ten.

The X Factor boyband star placed sixth on the annual poll, the highest placing music star behind the likes of Ryan Gosling, Zac Efron, David Beckham, Channing Tatum and poll winner, Tom Daley.

Also in the top ten was Styles' One Direction band mate Zayn Malik, who placed eighth, and yet another X Factor star, Olly Murs, who was ranked the ninth hottest man in the world.

Harry Styles has set temperatures rising with his womanising antics since his rise to fame, having most recently dated US singer Taylor Swift and gave older women an excuse to fantasise when he dated TV presenter Caroline Flack, who is 15 years older than Styles.


Both Styles and Zayn Malik placed in Heat's Top Ten (Daniel Deme/WENN.com)

The top ten, as voted by oestrogen fuelled Heat readers, is as follows:

1. Tom Daley
2. Channing Tatum
3. David Beckham
4. Zac Efron
5. Ryan Gosling
6. Harry Styles
7. Taylor Lautner
8. Zayn Malik
9. Olly Murs
10. Johnny Depp

Below: Van Halen, Kasabian, Biffy Clyro - who hates One Direction?

  • Van Halen: Bass player Wolfgang Van Halen hit out at the boyband on Twitter last night "Was just insulted by that sh**ty boy band #OneDirection in the lobby of our hotel this morning! Greetings Birmingham!" adding: "No joke. That ACTUALLY happened. That group of kids in #OneDirection were dickheads to @IIEROCKII @GWDrums and I."

  • Kasabian: Frontman Tom Meighan told Gigwise earlier in 2012: "It's frustrating when you see five little d*cks like that take over America, it's horrific but you've just got to get on with it. They're a boyband for God's sake and there will always be room for boybands."

  • Biffy Clyro: Speaking about their appearance at the iTunes festival this year, The Scottish band said; “We are so f**king excited to play the iTunes festival again. We had a killer time in 2010 and can't wait to rock it even harder this year. F*ck One Direction!”

  • Marina Diamandis: The Marina and the Diamonds singer said "I don't get One Direction... I live in a weird bubble where some stuff just doesn't touch me at all, even though they're massive. It might be that I don't like major chords in songs - I like menacing minor chords."

  • Paul Weller: The former Style Council man admitted "I've never heard 'em." but did say "You get some of these kids who think they're a little bit 'edgy', got a bit of a Pete Doherty haircut... You're not edgy, really, mate. Otherwise you wouldn't be on an effing talent show, would you?"

  • The Wanted: The reported feud has been going on for a while and although both bands deny the rift, sly digs like "Our new single 'I Found You' is a bit different. We like to mix it up. We try not to be stereotypical' from Tom Parker certainly add fuel to the fire.

  • Jake Bugg: But of course no one dislikes One Direction more than Bugg. The 'Lightning Bolt' star has revealed his anger at comparisons between 1D and The Beatles, criticised the boyband for not writing their own music and even called one of the boyband 'ugly'.

  • Noel Gallagher: We're actually amazed it took so long for a Gallagher to get around to bashing One Direction. Gallagher hit out at the X Factor boyband at the 2013 Ivor Novello Awards. When asked by NME why he attended the event, Gallagher said, "Because they don't let clowns like One Direction in, so it must be a good one."

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