The mag have unveiled the results of their annual survey to find the sexiest men on the planet, and Mr Daley has fought off some tough competition from the likes of Harry Styles, Zac Efron and Daniel Craig to be crowned winner.
Commenting on his accolade, Tom said: “It’s surreal because I just do diving because I love doing it. For people to vote for me like this is great and I want to say a big thank you to everyone who voted.”
Tom, who credits the 2012 Olympics for his new female fan base, added: “I don’t think of myself as a hunk. I just think of myself as a normal person who still goes to school, who still has to train 30 hours a week and who just gets on with life!”
Elsewhere, Harry Styles charted at number six, with bandmate Zayn Malik snapping at his heels at number eight. Louis Tomlinson came in at a respectable 14, but there was no sign of Liam Payne or Niall Horan in the top 101. Sorry lads!
Notable new entries came from 'X Factor' winner James Arthur at 22, Olympian and 'Strictly' star Louis Smith at 27, comedian Jack Whitehall at 41, and brothers Liam and Chris Hemsworth at 31 and 32 respectively.
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