James Van Der Beek wants to be People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.

While the honour is tipped to go to Channing Tatum this year, the 'Don't Trust the B***h in Apartment 23' actor joked it is about time for him to be recognised.

He said: ''When the issue comes out every year, I look at it to see if they've gotten it right and they haven't yet because I haven't seen myself on the cover.

''Brad Pitt, George Clooney? They try and I give them credit for it but my day will come.''

Previous winners have included Bradley Cooper and Jude Law, and Bradley - who beat Ryan Gosling to the title last year - has revealed he thought it was a joke when he was told.

The 'Silver Linings Playbook' star said: ''They called, and I actually thought it was a joke. There's nothing in it at all. I mean, look at me!''