Tom Hiddleston's Stellar Year Continues With A 'Rear Of The Year' Award

Congratulations to all involved

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After a tough couple of months being locked in a never-ending social media photo call with the most powerful woman in pop music, former Esquire cover star Tom Hiddleston has a reason to feel good about himself that is entirely his own: his backside.

The British actor has been named 'Rear of the Year', fending off competition from Bond rival Idris Elba, grumpy Scottish ball hitter Andy Murray and handsome serial killer Jamie Dornan.

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Say what you like about the Rear of the Year competition, but at least –unlike say the Oscars, the BAFTAs or the World Cup host nomination process – it is fair and democratic. 10,000 members of the good old British public cast their vote to crown – or should that be throne? – their man, and when have they been wrong about thing recently?

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The award is suspected to have been clenched when Hiddleston dropped his drawers for a scene in the Night Manager. It was a role that was supposed to land him a part in the most successful film franchise of all time, but for now he'll have to settle for an accolade that puts him along side Hollyoak's Jennifer Metcalfe, who won the prize for female Read of the Year.

Congratulations, Tom.