After Bill Roache, who plays the infamous Ken Barlow in Coronation Street, revealed he has bedded more than 1,000 women, widespread disbelief has swept across social media networks.
Bill Roache and Ken Barlow were top trending topics on Twitter worldwide, while on Ken Barlow's (unofficial) Facebook page, users wrote congratulatory messages.
Unlikely though may seem, even in Coronation Street the bespectacled Ken Barlow has slept with 21 women on the infamous street.
However a quick flick through the history books reveals that Roache is not alone. There a number of unlikely Casanovas that despite possessing an, ahem, niche, appeal, managed to woo their way into women's hearts.
Take a look through the gallery below.
The Original McCoy, who proved that it's not necessarily all about the looks. Rumoured Stats: Over 100 Tools Of Seduction: "a dint of gratitude" and "verbal communication"
Henry VIII: Well-known for his eight wives, and supposedly attractive in his youth. However bloated and gouty in his old age, and with most of his lovers meeting a gory end, he was an unlikely candidate for being a womanizer. Rumoured Stats: eight plus, but struck with Syphyllis in old age, one can only guess. Tools of Seduction: Hunting, Shooting And Chopping
Napoleon's love life is well documented. A voracious love of mistresses, he had over 10, as well as several wives. Tools of Seduction: Apparently very good at writing erotic letters.
Kenny Chesney was rumoured to be gay, until he shocked readers by confessing to Playboy that he had slept with more than 100 women. Rumoured Stats: 100+ Tools Of Seduction: Ten Gallon Hat
Lembit Opik, Lib Dem MP turned reality star, turned comedian, turned.... Rumoured Stats: No one knows. Tools Of Seduction: Power, according to Edwina Currie,
Fuzzy ginger haired front man of Simply Red confessed to sleeping with over 1000 women. Tools of Seduction: Mysterious