‘Sex Factor’ Simon Cowell is ultimate romantic hero / Mills & Boon

As reported in Metro:

X Factor judge Simon Cowell has topped a poll that asked British women which celebrity they would most like to see featured in a romantic novel.

He even bet out Hollywood hunks Johnny Depp and Jake Gyllenhaal to the top spot, who each secured a 12 per cent vote.

But Cowell seems to have the X Factor on female fans and secured 17 per cent of the vote, while Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson took fourth place with 10 per cent.

Love rats Wayne Rooney and Jude Law seem to have lost their mojo though, as they only received one per cent and three per cent respectively.

The poll, carried out by Mills & Boon, also found that of the 1,000 women surveyed, aged 25-plus, one in five hadn’t experienced a real-life romantic moment in the past month.

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