US talk show host Trevor Noah lets rip on 'not sexy' New Zealand accent

New Zealand's accent being voted the most attractive in the world in an international survey shocked many people - and it doesn't sit well with one of the world's biggest TV personalities.

Travel website 'Big 7 Media' polled more than 1.5 million people from 60 countries across the globe and found Kiwis had the sexiest accent.

But that conclusion has riled US late night host Trevor Noah, who is among a large portion of people who do not agree with the survey.

As a small consolation, though, he said he loves the country - just not the accent.

"I think the list is all wrong, I'm not going to lie," he said on his show. "It's a great country, wonderful people, but the accent is not sexy. It's not sexy.

"No-one's ever listening to a New Zealand accent getting turned on."

Other foreigners on social media have also lambasted the results.

"The Kiwi accent is hideous," said one Australian Twitter user, while an Englishman said a South African accent is "like a poor man's Kiwi accent, which is itself a poor man's Australian accent".

The South African accent, which Noah himself has, came second in the poll - another contentious high ranking.

The full top 50 list can be found here.