The Brit's avid superfans collected the lingerie from admirers around the world and sent him a package full of appreciation.
The red-head, who found himself on People magazine's 2012 Sexiest Man list, admits he was baffled by the gift.
He explains, ""I returned home one day to find a big Victoria's Secret box and I opened it and there were 40 pairs of panties in there of all different sizes and colours.
""There was a label on each one of them and they were from all over the world and they had been co-ordinated by the bunnies (fans) and sent from Australia and Milwaukee and the north of England... and the granny panties looked like granny panties and the 19-year-old blondes sent me some sort of feather boa thong thing that just looks like floss... It was amazing.""