Tom Hiddleston has been named as the male winner of the Rear Of The Year 2016 award. The 35-year-old beat the likes of Star Trek Beyond actor Idris Elba, Wimbledon winner Andy Murray and Fifty Shades Of Grey star Jamie Dornan, with 10,000 votes reported to have been registered.

It's believed that Hiddleston just edged the competition thanks to his particularly racy sex scene opposite actress Elizabeth Debicki in BBC spy drama The Night Manager earlier this year. In the show, Hiddleston plays Jonathan Pine, a man with a personal vendetta who becomes enlisted by British Intelligence to infiltrate the inner circle of dangerous arms dealer Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie).

Jennifer Metcalfe
Jennifer Metcalfe has bagged the award for best bottom in the female category Anthony Harvey / Getty

Past male winners of the Rear Of The Year accolade include Michael Barrymore, dancer Vincent Simone, John Barrowman, Ricky Whittle and Graham Norton.

But it is not only men that get their own list, the public simultaneously vote on who they think has the best behind in the biz when it comes to famous females, too, and this year, it was Hollyoaks veteran Jennifer Metcalfe who earned the award. Soap stars often fare well in the competition, what with Shobna Gulati winning in 2012 and Kym Marsh being crowned champ in 2015.

Metcalfe was up against stiff competition including Amanda Holden and Holly Willoughby but despite her win, the TV star urged young women "not [to] get hung up" on body image. "Everyone goes through their own journey with their body; they need to ride it the way they want to," she told the Daily Mail. "Don't spend years trying to change a certain part of your body. It will probably never change because it's just in your genetics. Just enjoy life and as long as you feel comfortable in your own skin, that will show through."

Presented by Rear Of The Year Ltd, the company has never provided a list of potential contenders beforehand, so voting is completely dependant on the public's choices. Votes are cast online, all year round, simply by stating your name, your email address and then finally, who you think has the best bottom in show business.

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