Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. Picture: Bang Showbiz

Gwen Stefani thinks she really 'scored' with her boyfriend, People's latest Sexiest Man Alive Blake Shelton.

The 48-year-old singer was stunned to hear about the rumours he was to take People magazine's coveted crown and felt the accolade proved she has really "scored" when it comes to her boyfriend of two years.

Blake Shelton has been named People's Sexiest Man Alive for 2017.

Asked about the speculation shortly before Blake's title was officially announced, she told 'Access Hollywood': "What? Oh my god, well they got that right!

"Wow, I knew I was on to something. Wow, I'm gonna look really good huh? I already had scored but now I really scored."

And even if it turned out the 'Came Here To Forget' hitmaker wasn't this year's winner, Gwen - who has sons Kingston, 11, Zuma, nine, and three-year-old Apollo with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale - didn't mind.

Asked how she'd react if someone else got the title, she quipped: "I still score."

Blake was stunned to be named Sexiest Man Alive and joked he thought the publication must be "running out of people" to give it to.

Asked what went through his mind when he found out about being given the accolade, he quipped: "That y'all must be running out of people.

Like, Wow, we're down to somebody who is somewhat symmetrical."

The 41-year-old country singer was shocked to be given the honour as he considered himself to be "fat" growing up.

He added: "I think to describe myself as a child, one word comes to mind. And that's fat. People say I haven't changed since before I made it. And I'm still fat today. That's proof!

"It could be 2 o'clock in the afternoon before I eat and then I realize I'm starving, so then it's a bag of Cheetos. And there's a Sonic in town, they got jalapeno poppers. And then I'm not hungry again until 10 o'clock, well what's in there? Fishsticks. And like a big pickle, those pickles that come in its own package with juice? It is really bad."