O'Shea in shock at 'sexiest man' title
"IS this a wind-up?" asked broadcaster Joe O' Shea after hearing that he was voted Ireland's Sexiest Man by Sunday Independent readers.
Proving that we weren't alone in thinking that he looked a lot like Hollywood actor Gerard Butler, the affable Corkman topped the poll, seeing off stiff competition from 19 other hunks, including Roy Keane and Brian O'Driscoll and actors Gabriel Byrne and Colin Farrell.
"I don't think Colin Farrell is going to be taking up plumbing. His career is safe," says the handsome journalist and broadcaster who has been missed from our TV screens in recent times.
"I would like to thank my mother for voting 350 times", he jokes before breaking into laughter. "I mean for people to vote for me is so nice. I appreciate it. It's great to get a compliment like that. Thanks to anyone who took the time and incurred the expense to text in.
"I will have to pull out my disco suit, gold medallion and my chest wig and go celebrating on Sunday night!" he said with a big laugh.
Ireland's Sexiest Man
1. Joe O'Shea
2. Roy Keane
3. Liam Cunningham
4. Gabriel Byrne
5. Diarmuid Gavin
6. Brian O'Driscoll
7. Niall Breslin
8. Brian Lenihan
9. Jonathan Rhys Myers
10. Bertie Ahern