Published: Tue, November 06, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

People magazine names Idris Elba the sexiest man alive

People magazine names Idris Elba the sexiest man alive

Jimmy Fallon had the honor of announcing the victor of People magazine's annual "Sexiest Man Alive" on "The Tonight Show" Monday night, and we're pretty sure no one is going to disagree with this selection.

Elba's selection was revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, with the actor appearing via satellite from London.

"I was like, 'Come on, no way. Really?" Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, 'Yeah, you are kind of sexy today.' But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. "It was a nice surprise - an ego boost for sure", he had stated.

Last year, country singer and The US Voice judge Blake Shelton took the title.

Check out the cover photo below...

Golden Globe-winning Elba is the 33rd Hollywood star to be named the magazine's Sexiest Man Alive since the annual campaign started in 1985.

'Life isn't about thinking about what you should have done, ' explained Idris.

He shared an image on Instagram with the caption: "Who'd have thought it!" Thank you people & all the fans for naming me #SexiestManAlive.

He also took the opportunity to encourage his followers to vote in the upcoming United States midterm elections. "Your vote can make a difference!"

He added: "I was very tall and skinny".

Elba in August stoked the rumours that he was set to become the first black actor to play Bond when he posted a cryptic message on Twitter using one of the character's best-known lines - "My name's Elba, Idris Elba". I got picked on a little bit, ' he continued to the publication.

The British actor will soon be off the market as he is planning his wedding to fiancée Sabrina Dhowre, 29, who famously accompanied him to the Royal Wedding back in May.

Elba has two children - a 16-year-old daughter, Isan, and a four-year-old son, Winston.

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