British swimmer Tom Daley has been voted the sexiest man in the world for the second year running by readers of Attitude magazine, topping a list that also includes Zac Efron, David Beckham, and singer Shayne Ward.

Daley has been hailed as a leading role model for young gay people. The magazine said in a statement: "Attitude is proud that our readers, in their infinite wisdom, voted Tom as their number one sexiest man for the second year running and we are celebrating with Tom as our cover star, in his brilliant and revealing first ever gay interview." 

Daley and boyfriend Dustin Lance Black were recently pictured kissing for the first time during a trip to California. 

ITV's show Splash is reportedly unlikely to return for a third series, next year due to Daley's heavy workload.