Former SPICE GIRL Emma Bunton has scored a number one - but not of the musical variety.

The blonde WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG? singer has been voted the sexiest female pop star in Britain by viewers of musical channel VH1.

Emma, who has only recently inked a new solo deal, beat competition from her former bandmates and the girls from recently disbanded group S CLUB.

However, she was eclipsed in the international poll by seven other people. Antipodean stunner Kylie Minogue was crowned the sexiest pop star in the world, closely followed by Britney Spears.

The only male stars in the top ten were Robbie Williams and ENRIQUE IGLESIAS.

The full list is as follows:

1: KYLIE MINOGUE

2: BRITNEY SPEARS

3: ROBBIE WILLIAMS

4: Avril Lavigne

5; Mariah Carey

6: Enrique Iglesias

7: Jennifer Lopez

8: EMMA BUNTON

9: S CLUB

10: Madonna

09/06/2003 09:07