Ed Westwick thinks British girls are the "best in the world".

The 'Gossip Girl' star is attracted to "genuine" women with a sense of humour and would love to hook up with someone from his home country one day.

He said: "I like genuine girls I can laugh and have fun with. I like a girl with a sense of style, and I'd have to go out with someone who can whip me into line when I need it.

"But I have to say that British girls are the best in the world. There isn't any doubt about it."

Ed dated his 'Gossip Girl' co-star Jessica Szohr until late last year and despite previously being romantically linked with another actress from the show, Leighton Meester, he says there is no chance of them getting together in real life.

He told Look magazine: "We've got a great relationship but we're more like brother and sister. She is a wonderful girl and a remarkable person and we hang out when we're both not working."

Ed has previously spoken of his belief in love at first sight but said he thinks a lasting relationship has to be based on more than lust.

He said: "It's incredible, it's intoxicating. To fall in love with someone at first sight is fine, but in order to have a working relationship you need to realise that love is just one thing in a whole relationship."