FHM 100 Sexiest has been an essential part of the Man Calendar for 20 years now, so some might argue that Cheryl Cole is a little too recent to warrant a place in our Hall of Fame.

After all, Girls Aloud didn't even exist until 2003.

However, we'd argue that Cheryl has achieved a mighty impressive amount in 10 years. Did you know, for example, that she's the only Brit to ever win FHM 100 Sexiest twice? And in a row, for that matter...

That's a feat only matched by the mighty J-Lo, just to put that in perspective.

Cheryl's also totted up 12 entries in the 100 Sexiest over the years and has appeared on no less than 4 FHM covers.



That's why she's beaten the likes of Jessica Alba, Sarah Michelle Gellar and even Jennifer Aniston to place 5th in FHM's 20 Sexiest Women of All Time. 




And with a twerktastic new video out this week and a return to The X Factor this year to the tune of £1.5 million, she shows no sign of slowing down. Which is just brilliant.

So welcome, Cheryl Cole, to the 100 Sexiest Hall of Fame. And without further ado, here are 10 of her greatest GIFs hot enough to power the sun: