Ed Sheeran has come tenth in a poll to find the nation’s favourite ‘weird crush’.

heat Magazine’s annual Weird Crush countdown celebrates the planet’s most unconventionally sexy men and is collated entirely from reader votes.

Over 3,000 people had their say in this year’s vote with our favourite flame-haired acoustic troubadour ranking in tenth spot – 11 places ahead of X Factor music mogul Simon Cowell!

Comedian Russell Howard, who was third in two previous heat Magazine polls, is ranked as the no.1 weird crush ahead of his fellow comedian Jon Richardson.

He commented: “Thanks – I think – to the people who voted for me. Finally, I am king of the mingers!”

heat editor Lucie Cave added:  “heat's Weird Crush was hotly contested this year – even Harry Styles said it was his dream to win (which is weird in itself).

“The new entry from Jon Richardson at number two shows girls do really like a man who claims he has no life or friends.

“But there can only be one winner and although Russell Howard has been hanging around in the Weird crush chart for several years – this year his fans decided it was his turn for the top-spot.

“Proof that, on Valentine’s Day, there's love out there for everyone."

Other names that made the top 30 include Karl Pilkington (19), Boris Johnson (27), Lord Sebastian Coe (29) and Aled Jones (30).

This year's Top Ten Weird Crushes are as follows:

1. Russell Howard
2. Jon Richardson
3. Richard Osman
4. Benedict Cumberbatch
5. Matt Smith
6. Francis Boulle
7. Adam Richman
8. Alexander Armstrong
9. Alan Rickman
10. Ed Sheeran