Professional actor and Taylor Swift boyfriend Tom Hiddleston has been awarded the male Rear of the Year, following his nude sex scene in BBC spy drama ‘The Night Manager’.

Hiddleston, tipped by many to be the next James Bond actor, won a public vote on the annual competition’s official website. He fended off competition from ‘Luther’ actor Idris Elba, tennis champion Andy Murray and Fifty Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan. Surprisingly, Bradley Walsh, the 56 year old presenter of ‘The Chase’, was fifth in the poll.

Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston has won 'Rear of the Year'

‘Hollyoaks’ actress Jennifer Metcalfe won the female award, beating her nearest rivals in the form of TV presenter Holly Willoughby, ‘Countdown’s Rachel Riley and former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ pro dancer Ola Jordan.

More than 10,000 votes were cast on the competition’s site from July 2015 to June this year.

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The now-infamous scene from the award-winning ‘The Night Manager’ came back in February this year, which got many viewers in such a fluster than many on social media said they totally lost track of the complex plot.

The actor, 35, was nominated for an Emmy for his role in the John Le Carre adaptation earlier this year, in which he starred alongside fellow Brit Hugh Laurie as an ex-soldier turned hotel night manager.

Of course, Hiddleston has been grabbing headlines around the world more recently as one half of the hot celeb couple dubbed ‘Swiddleston’. Speaking to People earlier this month, he denied that any aspect of it had been staged, as some have suggested.

“I don't know, it comes down to being authentic,” he said. “Everything you do you have to make sure you truly believe in it and as long as you know that, it doesn't matter what anyone else says about it because the nature of being a public figure is that everyone will have an opinion about anything you do, and as long as you know why you've done something and you've committed to it with authenticity then you're OK.”

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