The results of a recent poll – we looked into it and it’s very much a real thing – indicated that U.K. citizens believe Morgan Freeman to be the American celebrity with the sexiest voice. 

It’s unclear why this poll was conducted, or how scientific that result is, but we’ll go ahead and believe the good people of the United Kingdom that they are indeed thirsting for some of Freeman’s mellifluous tones.

Appearing on a recent episode of The Late Late Show, Freeman graciously attempted to pass the secrets of sexy voice-having on to host James Corden

FWIW, the secret to Freeman-ising your voice is pretty simple: just yawn a lot. We tried it as a test and we’ll be buggered if it doesn’t actually work a treat. 

Watch the great man in action, then give it a go: