Bridgeton star Jonathan Bailey is in the running to be crowned the Sexiest Man Alive this year, according to a new study.

A study by Casino Guardian suggests the Wallingford born actor is a near-perfect fit to the world’s ideal man.

The study collates the physical features and relevant lifestyle attributes of historical Sexiest Man Alive lists to build the world’s ideal man.

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The annual awards use reader votes to determine the hottest men across key categories, including sexiest smile, and are considered a benchmark of attractiveness.

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The data found that the ideal man has short, dark-brown hair and brown eyes, is exactly 6ft in height, has an athletic build, and boasts short brown facial hair or stubble.

Jonathan Bailey has dark brown hair, at 5ft 9” he is just under 6ft, he is in very good shape, and has a short brown beard.

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The only thing that could keep the actor back is that he’s just a touch shorter than the most attractive height.

This comes after the regency romance star was added to the list of stars who could play James Bond by bookmakers William Hill.

Jonathan Bailey stars as the male lead in this season, Anthony Bridgerton, who is embroiled in a love triangle with Kate Sharma and her younger sister, Edwina.

The actor rose to fame with roles in The Bill, Chewing Gum, Me and Mrs Jones and W1A.

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