Friday, February 06, 2009

Romantic Novelist Vote Richard Armitage Sexiest Thing on Two Legs

"British actor Richard Armitage has leapt from last year’s 4th place to this year topping the ratings in the Romantic Novelists’ Association 2009 Valentine’s poll, to take the title of Sexiest Thing on Two Legs, beating top Hollywood stars to the number one spot. Johnny Depp, who topped last year’s poll, was pushed firmly into second place, with Hugh Jackman and George Clooney mere also-rans.

“Richard Armitage took 20% of the vote, more than double the count of any other male on the list,” said the RNA pollster. “He was a clear winner from the off.”

The RNA is not alone in admiration of the actor, as numerous online Richard Armitage fan sites will testify. The ardency began with North and South, grew by leaps and bounds with his appearance as the leather-clad baddie in Robin Hood, and shows no sign of diminishing as Spooks takes to the airwaves. ‘It’s a coup for Britain,’ said one starstruck writer, ‘not just for sexy Richard.’

According to romantic novelists, the sexiest male celebrities of 2009 are:
1 Richard Armitage
2 Johnny Depp
3 Hugh Jackman
4 George Clooney
5 Daniel Craig
6 Sean Bean
7 Alan Rickman
8 David Tennant
9 Pierce Brosnan
10 Gerard Butler

The winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2009 will be announced on Tuesday 10th February. "

And I'll be there - Now wouldn't it be a wonderful thing is Richard happened to be free on Tuesday!

Currently am snowbound in Oxfordshire - no Cornwall for me. However it is glorious here and weather permitting I may just get to ds1 and ds2!


Jan Jones said...

Ha! I get to keep Viggo all to myself again!

Captain Black said...

I don't see my name on that list, what am I doing wrong?

What are ds1 and ds2? I've heard of Deep Space Nine but that's near the edge of the alpha quadrant in federation space.

HelenMHunt said...

Mmm, none of them really do it for me I'm afraid. But then, I do have slightly strange taste in men.

DOT said...

For reasons of modesty, I refused to allow my name to be go forward. Richard Armitage has been kind enough to e-mail me already to thank me.

SpiralSkies said...

Oddly, I had to Google him. No idea.

I'll have Alan Rickman please. Or Harry Connick Jnr. Or jut anyone that will pop round and do the hoovering. I'm guessing my romantic 'bits' aren't working properly?

Leigh said...

What? No Colin Firth!

Jan Jones said...

Unbelievable, isn't it, Leigh? No Colin. No Viggo. No Orlando. Sometimes I wonder about my fellow Romantic Novelists.

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