No judgment, but let's take a moment to talk about your unexpected crush.

You know when someone’s sexy, but you can’t put your finger on why?

They may not be conventionally attractive, in the phsyical sense. But they’ve just got something. For this writer, that person is Noel Fielding, the UK comedian and all-round lovely weirdo from cult series The Mighty Boosh.


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Yep, him.

He was especially attractive, for some unknown reason, when he played the enigmatic Richmond on The IT Crowd.


And his hotness radar went up to 11 when he started hosting The Great British Bakeoff, because of course he did that.

The man has absolutely no grounds on which to judge a baking contest, but we’re not mad about it because he’s adorable. And one time he went up to the contestants with a cloche on his head ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

We asked a bunch of women to reveal their “unorthodox” crushes too, and from fictional characters to actual cartoons, the answers varied greatly – proving beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.

By no means are we suggesting they aren’t nice to look at, but it’s their *other* qualities – the less tangible ones – that get us going.


On Overshare, we discuss our secret turn-ons. Post continues below.

“I’m very much into Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords. I love the show and their music, and I like that he’s smart enough (and also stupid enough) to have co-written it all. Plus I like his voice / the kiwi accent.” – Natalie.

Jemaine Clement.
Jemaine Clement. Image: Getty.

"Larry Emdur had the biggest dad bod glow up. But even before that, I always thought he was attractive, ever since he was the host of The Price is Right. I think it's the smile? He comes across as... happy and playful. I don't know. This feels weird." – Talia.

"Look, seven-year-old Sarah was probably confused as to what exactly constituted a crush but I definitely had feelings for teenage Simba from The Lion King. He had charisma, a confident walk (for a lion), could sing and was a bit of a bad ass. I stand by it." – Sarah.

"I love Post Malone – there's something about the face tatts, gold grill, Bud Light and the look of BO that just...gets me." – Rikki.


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"I loved Adam Driver even before he made it big. AKA during his Girls period. I think he has BDE and a beautiful face. His life and past are really interesting and I just feel like he’s one of those people you want around. Note, I do not know Adam Driver and have never met him." – Renny.

"Hey Arnold. I can't explain it." – Jules.

"Rupert Grint. Goddaymmm. But only as Ron Weasley, don't care much about him as Rupert." – Deb.


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"Mark Ferguson, the Channel 7 newsreader. He just has this 'daddy' sense of authority and these piercing eyes that make me really 'listen' to the news." – Ada.

"Andrew Lincoln, aka the guy who tries to lure Keira Knightley into adultery in Love Actually. It's ALL about his voice. It's equal parts vulnerable and earnest. Gives me goosebumps every time." – Hannah.

"Roger Federer – because he's a gentleman of the courts. Always a class act. Plus he's had two sets of twins and threw his back while giving his twins a bath and I die." – Em.

Roger Federer.
Roger Federer. Image: Getty.

"Donatello from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He's the tallest and most muscly turtle and I think he could show me a good time."

"Mine is Piers Morgan. Growing up in the UK, studying journalism, I really admired Piers. He was the editor of the News of the World when he was 26 and I read all his books and I just thought he was a bit hot. I am very sorry." – Polly.


"Bill Hader just because he’s literally one of the funniest people I’ve seen on screen." – Rach.


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"I personally don't think it's THAT weird, but I am utterly in love with Stanley Tucci." – Mel.

"Luke Cook, AKA the guy who plays Lucifer on Sabrina. I don't know why I find him so attractive." – Talia.


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Daddy and/or Daughter

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"David Bowie in Labyrinth. Me swooning over Jareth the Goblin King might have had more to do with the fact that a) it was Bowie and b) I really wanted to be Jennifer Connelly in that amazing white and silver gown with the puffy sleeves. We'd rule over the Goblins, mess with the Fireys and sing 'Dance Magic Dance' as a duet." – Jess.

"For me it's Benedict Cumberbatch. So weird looking. So hot." – Ella.

Got a name to add to our list? Let us know in the comments.

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