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Jamie Dornan wants a 'rear of the year' showdown after defeat by Hiddleston

By Claire Williamson

Jamie Dornan has jokingly called for a live TV cheek-to-cheek battle with Tom Hiddleston after the English actor pipped him to the top spot in the 'rear of the year' contest.

The Holywood-born actor appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in America on Wednesday night as he continued the promotion of his new film Anthropoid.

Dornan and Cillian Murphy star in the movie which centres on the plot to assassinate SS beast Reinhard Heydrich, one of the architects of the Holocaust.

While on the show the Fifty Shades actor was asked about a Belfast Telegraph article on Dornan coming second in the vote.

He was narrowly beaten to the top spot by fellow actor Hiddleston.

The victors were chosen from more than 10,000 votes cast by the public via the contest's official website between July 2015 and June 2016.

Host Colbert began: "I know that you follow the election. A very important election you have been involved in and it didn't go well for you. This is in the Belfast Telegraph, it says 'Fifty Shades Jamie Dornan has second best rear in the UK'. That must be really hard to take."

To which Jamie replied: "I'm pretty p***** off that you've brought it up, to be honest. I lost to Tom Hiddleston. The Hiddles-bum. I just think the whole way they came about it, wasn't that democratic. Why didn't they have a live show?

"They could have done something with a live show. We could have been on stage."

To which the host quickly replied: "Well I have a live show and we have a stage right there. So please, come on, it's never too early to campaign for next year."

But when Dornan challenged Colbert to go first - he declined. The chat show host and Dornan finished the interview by having a shot of tequila.

Meanwhile, fans of BBC drama The Fall are eagerly awaiting the programme's return where Dornan reprises his role as killer Paul Spector.

It returns to our screens in the autumn.

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