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Cowell voted ultimate romantic hero

X-Factor judge Simon Cowell has beaten off stars like Johnny Depp to be crowned the ultimate romantic hero. According to the poll, most women would like to see Cowell in a romantic novel.

entertainment Updated: Oct 16, 2010 19:41 IST

Music mogul Simon Cowell has been voted as the ultimate romantic hero.

In a survey conducted by publishers Mills And Boon, Cowell has been named as the celebrity that British women would most like to see in a romantic novel.

The X-Factor judge scored 17 percent of the vote. Actors Johnny Depp and Jake Gyllenhaal finished as runners-up with 12 percent votes each, while Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson came fourth with 10 percent, reports

At the bottom of the list, Jude Law attracted 3 percent and Wayne Rooney drew just 1 percent of votes.

First Published: Oct 15, 2010 12:37 IST