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Eamonn Holmes makes it onto Heat's Weird Crush poll 2016 - but who was number one?

Northern Ireland presenter Eamonn Holmes has made it onto Heat Magazine's Weird Crushes poll for 2016.

He was beaten to the top by Jake Wood from Eastenders who plays the cunning Max Branning.

The star, who is currently on a break from the soap, beat competition from Ed Sheeran to take the top spot.

This is the second year in a row that the actor, who appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, has won the accolade.

Previous winners include Jeremy Clarkson and Derren Brown.

This year Comedian Jon Richardson took second place with the Thinking Out Loud singer coming third.

When asked how he felt Jake replied: “I must be slightly weirder than Ed and that’s a great honour to me.

“I’m obviously the hottest weirdest ginger.”

He was last seen as Max Branning when the character tried to go on the run after being wrongly convicted for the murder of Lucy Beale.

Outside the top 10 and securing their place in the top 25 was Piers Morgan who made it onto the list at number 22.

He was beaten by our very own Eamonn Holmes who is a new entry at number 21

The pair shared a joke on Twitter as the results were announced.

Eamonn, who is currently recovering from a double hip replacement operation, tweeted a slight variation on the poll's title.

He said: "Have beaten devilishly handsome Piers Morgan in Heat Mag's most gorgeous people poll. Piers hasn't taken it too well."

He continued: "Heat result has more merit as Poll was pre new Hips ! No chance Piers Morgan catching me now with these babes !"

In response Piers said: "It was a 'weird crush' poll Mr Holmes. I'm not a 'weird' crush."

Morgan's rival Lord Sugar featured at number 25

Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow made his debut at number 11, while Radio 1 host Matt Edmondson was placed 13th.

Star Wars star Adam Driver, who played Kulo Ren, came in at 15.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn entered at 24.

Thousands of readers of Heat Magazine and took part in the poll and the full list is in Heat Magazine.

Top 10 2016

Jake Wood (non-mover)

Jon Richardson (non-mover)

Ed Sheeran (up 2)

Richard Ayoade (up 3)

Greg Davies (up 5)

Jeff Hordley (new entry)

Dom Parker (new entry)

Richard Osman (down 5)

Ty Burrell (new entry)

Himesh Patel aka Tamwar Masood from EastEnders (new entry)

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