Form an orderly queue ladies. This is what Christian Grey, the big shot from 50 Shades of Grey looks like in the flesh. Or would look like, if he wasn't a mere fictional character.

Thanks to Dr Faye Skelton, an academic at the University of Central Lancashire, we have the 'first' image of heartthrob Christian.

Dr Skelton used image-generating software and descriptions from women who have read the book, to bring the man to life.

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"While we don't want to intrude on anyone's fantasies, based on a small sample of women, this is the image of Christian Grey they have in their heads when reading the novels," she said.

"Personally, I think he's quite handsome - although everyone's interpretation will be different."

50 Shades of Grey by E L James has sold over a million copies and has taken the nation by storm. It tells the tale of Christian Grey, a dominating businessman, and inexperienced student Anastasia Steele.

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It's surely not the first time we've seen this kind of a project, though. Artist Brian Joseph Davis used the same software to create literary mug shots using character descriptions to create mug shots of darker, troublesome characters.