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David Beckham is 2015's Sexiest Man Alive

David Beckham has been crowned 2015's Sexiest Man Alive by editors of People magazine.

The sportsman is lusted after by women all around the world and often tops lists of best looking men, but this is the first time editors of People have bestowed the prestigious title on him.

"It's a huge honour," David smiled to the publication. "And I'm very pleased to accept."

Despite his good looks, toned body and new title, David admits he doesn't feel sexy most of the time.

"I never feel that I'm an attractive, sexy person," he admitted. "I mean I like to wear nice clothes and nice suits and look and feel good, but I don't ever think of myself that way."

The 40-year-old star takes the crown from Chris Hemsworth, who was last year's (14) winner.

Adam Levine and Channing Tatum have also won in previous years, while previous entries include Sean Connery in 1989 and Patrick Swayze in 1991.

When David was asked how his wife Victoria, 41, reacted to the news, he replied with a shy smile.

"I would hope that she feels this way about me all the time anyway!" he laughed. "But she said, 'Congratulations!'"

As well as a soccer career, the British star has been a billboard regular, stripping to his underwear for Armani and H&M. He's a prolific social media user too, and he took to Facebook and Instagram to share the happy news.

"I thought I was past my sell by date but thanks to People Magazine for the accolade and the compliment!" he shared. "I always feel a little shy when receiving these Awards, though it will make my Mum happy. This one the kids will laugh at, as they see what Daddy looks like in the morning!"

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