Hollywood star Tom Cruise has been voted the most annoying person of 2005, only a week after he was named most irritating in a British magazine poll.

Website AmIAnnoying.com compiles an annual chart from its thousands of listed celebrities and groups and found the majority of the site's 10 million voters couldn't stand Cruise, following his anti-drug stance and high-profile relationship with Katie Holmes.

Last week (29DEC05), the WAR OF THE WORLDS star was voted most irritating by Empire magazine readers.

The second most annoying person was Michael Jackson and socialite Paris Hilton came in at three.

New mother Britney Spears and her husband KEVIN FEDERLINE landed at number four and 22 respectively, while Jessica Simpson, her sister ASHLEE and manager father Joe entered at 10, 14 and 26.

Last year (04) Justin Timberlake, Spears and Jackson compiled the top three most annoying stars.

The top 10 most annoying stars or group of 2005 are:

1: TOM CRUISE

2: MICHAEL JACKSON

3: PARIS HILTON

4: BRITNEY SPEARS

5: Osama Bin Laden

6: AL-QAEDA

7: Dr Phil Mcgraw

8: Tara Reid

9: Kobe Bryant

10: JESSICA SIMPSON.