Phillip Schofield beats George Clooney to be voted Sexiest Silver Fox

Published by Esme Riley
Published on 3 November 2012

Phillip Schofield has beaten the likes of George Clooney to be crowned the world's Sexiest Silver Fox.

Phillip Schofield beats George Clooney to be voted Sexiest Silver Fox

British women have voted the married This Morning co-host their favourite grey-haired celeb in a poll by www.MyCelebrityFashion.co.uk.

Chuffed 50-year-old Phillip tweeted in response to the survey: "Why thank you ladies :)."

More than 1,150 women aged over 18 were given a photo selection and asked which grey-haired celebrities they found the sexiest.

And the results were rather surprising.

Not only did Phillip get 75% of the vote to knock Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney off the top spot, but in third place was The Only Way Is Essex star Mick Norcross.

Though one Twitter user was rather surprised Mick didn't rank higher in the poll.

They wrote: "How the hell has Phillip Schofield beat @micky_norcross for the award of 'Sexiest Silver Fox'... Something massively wrong there!"

Paul and Mary

In fourth place was Harrison Ford, while Pierce Brosnan was voted fifth sexiest silver fox.

Matt Le Blanc - who quickly went grey after retiring as Joey in Friends - was in sixth place, while Great British Bake Off's Paul Hollywood came seventh.

Phillip Schofield beats George Clooney to be voted Sexiest Silver Fox

Paul was only recently considered a bit of a sex symbol following his successful stint as a notoriously harsh judge on the BBC show.

Most shocking, perhaps, is the placing of US presidential candidate Mitt Romney in eighth, with 31% of British women's vote.

Finishing the poll was former footballer Gary Lineker in ninth and billionaire businessman Richard Branson in 10th.

When respondents were asked what they find attractive about grey-haired celebs, a majority of them said it made them look "more mature".

Though men would once do all they could to prevent silver specs appearing in their 'do, the silver fox look is growing in popularity every day.

What do you reckon? Check out sofeminine's pick of the sexiest silver foxes...