Adam Levine has been named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.

The Maroon 5 frontman follows in the footsteps of Magic Mike star Channing Tatum who was bestowed with the honour in 2012.

Levine faced competition from the likes of Justin Timberlake, David Beckham and Pacific Rim star Idris Elba to win the title.

He told People: "As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn't really think that this was on the table. I was just amazed and stunned and it almost seemed like they were kidding, but they weren't, so that's cool."

The 34-year-old star was awarded the title on Tuesday's (November 19) live episode of US talent show The Voice

Levine is engaged to Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo.