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Homer Simpson 'among Top 10 men'
Homer Simpson (credit: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
The Simpsons show, now in its 16th year, is the UK's favourite cartoon
Doughnut-loving dad Homer Simpson has joined Bob Geldof and Blur musician Damon Albarn in a list which cites the Top 10 Men of the Decade.

The slow-witted Simpsons star was named philosopher of the decade by a team of experts for Men's Health magazine.

TV chef Jamie Oliver, writer Ian McEwan and England football manager Sven-Goran Eriksson were also on the list.

Editor Morgan Rees said Homer "taught a generation how to take on the challenge of modern fatherhood and win".

"Although not always with honour," added Mr Rees.

The list features 10 categories, with each man representing a different area of expertise.

Philosopher - Homer Simpson
Activist - Bob Geldof
Sportsman - Lance Armstrong
Musician - Damon Albarn
Manager - Sven-Goran Eriksson
Visionary - Jonathan Ive
Designer - Sir Paul Smith
Writer - Ian McEwan
Scientist - Craig Venter
Chef - Jamie Oliver
Designer Sir Paul Smith, cyclist Lance Armstrong, iPod creator Jonathan Ive and geneticist Craig Venter complete the list.

"These are people of real substance and solid achievement rather than temporary fame," said Mr Rees.

"The people on our list have used their talents to change the world around them, rather than just to draw attention to themselves."

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