Simon Cowell is apparently a guilty pleasure for a large majority of British women.

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The American Idol judge was ranked as the No. 1 man that women "shouldn't but would" like to have sex with in a recent poll, the U.K.'s Metro newspaper reported Wednesday.

The poll, which was conducted by the U.K. website Groupola.com, had Cowell receiving votes from 64% of the 1,264 women that were surveyed about men who are "the most desirable -- when they shouldn't be."

He bested actor James Corden (61%) and Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson (57%), as well as Hell's Kitchen star Gordon Ramsay (52%) and U.S. President Barack Obama (47%).

"I think the general consensus is that men like Barack Obama and Simon Cowell are attractive to women because they are so powerful," Groupola.com managing director Mark Pearson told Metro.

Cowell is currently engaged to American Idol makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy.