Blake Shelton has been named People's Sexiest Man Alive for 2017.

The 'Came Here To Forget' hitmaker - who is dating pop songstress Gwen Stefani - has been honoured with the accolade from the US magazine and he has thanked his girlfriend for helping him embrace the honour.

Asked what went through his mind when he found out about being given the accolade, he quipped: ''That y'all must be running out of people. Like, Wow, we're down to somebody who is somewhat symmetrical ... She [Gwen] goes, 'Listen to me, you're going to regret this for the rest of your life if you don't take this gift and just live in the moment.'''

And Blake is looking forward to showing off the honour to his fellow 'The Voice' coach Adam Levine, who was given the accolade in 2013.

He joked: ''I can't wait to shove this up Adam's ass. As proud as I am and honoured that you guys asked me, that's really the only thing I care about.''

And Blake is shocked that he was given the title as he considered himself to be ''fat'' growing up.

He added to People magazine: ''I think to describe myself as a child, one word comes to mind. And that's fat. People say I haven't changed since before I made it. And I'm still fat today. That's proof!

''It could be 2 o'clock in the afternoon before I eat and then I realize I'm starving, so then it's a bag of Cheetos. And there's a Sonic in town, they got jalapeno poppers. And then I'm not hungry again until 10 o'clock, well what's in there? Fishsticks. And like a big pickle, those pickles that come in its own package with juice? It is really bad.''