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Tom Hiddleston's Night Manager character voted TV's most stylish man


Hiddleston is one of the favourites to take over from Daniel Craig as James Bond

Hiddleston is one of the favourites to take over from Daniel Craig as James Bond

Hiddleston is one of the favourites to take over from Daniel Craig as James Bond

They are both in the running to be the next Bond, but Tom Hiddleston's latest victory over Idris Elba might convince film bosses he is the man to fill 007's shoes.

Hiddleston's sharp-suited character Jonathan Pine from the recent BBC adaptation of The Night Manager has been voted the most stylish male TV character, just ahead of Elba's tough-talking London cop John Luther.

In a survey commissioned by ITV's Lorraine ahead of the show's High Street Fashion Awards, Mr Selfridge, played by Jeremy Piven in the eponymous ITV series, came in third, while Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock took home fourth place.

Despite doing most of his scything scenes topless, Aidan Turner's Ross Poldark came in fifth on the list of best dressed TV characters, with Grantchester's Geordie Keating, played by Robson Green, was sixth.

Keith Lemon was voted the least stylish male celebrity from a list which also featured Simon Cowell, Chris Evans and Jeremy Clarkson.

Speaking about looking stylish, Lorraine Kelly said: "I think it's far easier for men to get it right.

"George Clooney always looks sharp and effortlessly stylish. Aidan Turner in Poldark has a very good look (both in character and in real life). Hugh Jackman looks as good in casual clothes out with his kids as he does on the red carpet in a perfect fitted suit.

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"I think one of the sexiest looks on a man is the kilt, but it has to be worn with walking boots, rolled down thick socks and a rugby top."

The OnePoll survey of 2,000 women from across the UK found that 45% thought it was fairly or very important for their partner to look fashionable, with a quarter admitting they did not trust their man to clothes shop alone.

Over half (51%) said they had a fair or high amount of influence over their partner's clothes, while 9% admitted to even dictating what their clueless partner should wear.

The survey delved into women's shopping habits too, revealing the average woman to have 11 pairs of shoes and 16% of those asked having 21 pairs or more.

Lorraine's High Street Fashion Awards launches on May 3 on ITV at 8.30am with host Lorraine Kelly and the fashion panel of Georgia May Foote, stylist Mark Heyes and Fabulous magazine fashion editor Lynne McKenna.

Viewers can vote online before the awards on May 17.

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