Charlotte tops Cheryl in hottest bachelorette poll

Charlotte Church has beaten Cheryl Cole to be crowned Britain’s Hottest Bachelorette.

The Welsh singer and mother-of-two, who split with rugby player Gavin Henson in May, topped a poll of readers of Zoo Magazine to name the UK’s sexiest single female celebrity.

National sweetheart Cheryl, who split from footballer Ashley Cole in February over allegations of cheating, came second.

Former child singing star Charlotte, once dubbed the ‘voice of an angel’, is rumoured to be worth £11 million.

Cheryl, 27 – who was voted FHM’s Sexiest Woman In The World earlier this year – has launched a successful solo music career while on a break from Girls Aloud, and is due to return to The X Factor in time for the judges’ houses round after battling malaria. She is rumoured to be dating American dancer Derek Hough.

More than 2,500 men voted in the poll which saw curvy Kelly Brook voted third sexiest singleton. The model and actress, who recently posed nude for Playboy, has dated a string of Hollywood actors including Jason Statham and Billy Zane, and recently split with her boyfriend, rugby ace Danny Cipriani, after a two-year romance.

Singer Pixie Lott was voted fourth, followed by former Emmerdale star Roxanne Pallett.

TV and radio presenter Fearne Cotton was sixth, followed by model Lisa Snowdon, Strictly Come Dancing judge Alesha Dixon and ex-EastEnder Kara Tointon.

Leona Lewis, who split with her childhood sweetheart Lou Al-Chamaa in June, rounded off the top 10.