Blake Shelton, who you might need a bit of help remembering is a coach on the US version of The Voice and also Gwen Stefani‘s husband, has been named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2017.

Confused? So are a lot of people – not least Blake Shelton himself, who’s been taking the piss out of himself on Twitter ever since. But more on that in a minute.

Past Sexiest Men Alive include Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, John F. Kennedy, Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Bradley Cooper, Chris Hemsworth, David Beckham, Pierce Brosnan, George Clooney, Patrick Swayze, Denzel Washington, and Brad Pitt (twice).

Last year’s Sexiest Man Alive was rippling man of muscles and all-round kind-hearted human, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

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And this year, we have Blake… and boy, do people have a lot of feelings about the matter.

Part of the confusion comes from the simple fact that there are just so many other options of sexy, sexual men just dripping with sexual prowess that could have been chosen instead.

Case in point: Idris Elba.

Or, you know, any number of other menfolk doing sexy things like breathing.

There’s also the tiny, huge issue of Blake Shelton’s probbo-ness. He’s got a history of homophobic and racist tweets that have seen him called out by GLAAD for the former, and forced to apologise for the latter.

But naaaaah, he’s the Sexiest Man Alive. At least he’s taking the news pretty well.

2017 truly is a weird year.

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