Simon Dunn has been voted the world's hottest man by the readers of Attitude magazine.

The former rugby union star, who's recently turned to bobsledding, has topped the UK's magazine's poll ahead of the likes of 'Magic Mike XXL' star Channing Tatum and One Direction's Liam Payne, who took second and third place respectively.

Matthew Todd, the editor of Atittude, said: ''As one of the few gay sportsmen, he's won legions of fans with his comments about homophobia in sport and only recently spoke out against the Australian government's lack of support for gay marriage.

''With an attainable body type that is very popular with our readers, people all over the world have voted for him in droves.''

Simon recently revealed his ambition to get married and have kids one day, but said he'd only do so once gay marriage is legalised in Australia.

He shared: ''One day I would like to meet the right guy, settle down and have kids.

''But I will only do this when I can get married in front of friends and family in my home country. If I can represent that country in sport I should be able to marry the person I love.

''I can't believe that now the US has passed same-sex marriage, my country still hasn't caught up with the rest of the world, which makes me angry.''

However, Simon also said he hoped his own popularity would help to combat homophobia.

He explained: ''A major part for me also is that it breaks down stereotypes [in sport].

''If one kid growing up realises their sexuality isn't an issue in the sporting environment, then that's a win in itself.''

The full Attitude 100 list will be published tomorrow (22.07.15).

Attitude magazine's hottest men in the world 2015 top 10:

1. Simon Dunn

2. Channing Tatum

3. Liam Payne

4. Tom Daley

5. Chris Evans

6. Chris Pratt

7. Zac Efron

8. David Beckham

9. Stuart Reardon

10. Joe Lycett