Date: 17th May 2001

Pierce Is Ireland's Sexiest Celebrity

JAMES BOND star PIERCE BROSNAN has been named Ireland's sexiest celebrity.

The smouldering actor beat off competition from crooner DANIEL O'DONNELL, actor GABRIEL BYRNE and soccer ace ROY KEANE.

And cocky racing star EDDIE IRVINE was slow to gain support, with only 4 percent of women rating him as intelligent and 2 percent thinking he would be a great lover.

007 star Pierce was most popular in the 25-50 female age group, with Daniel O'Donnell proving popular with both men and women - in the over-65 category.

And funnyman PATRICK KIELTY was voted as having the best sense of humour by both men and women. The survey found while three-quarters of women think a sense of humour is an attractive male trait, only 50 percent of men find a sense of humour in a woman to be a turn-on. (RXT/IST/ES)

Source: WENN