Idris Elba has been voted as the sexiest man alive

06 November, 2018, 16:43 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • Elba 46 is best known for his roles television shows The Wire and Luther

"Really?"' Idris said. 'Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out.

Elba appears on the cover of a special double issue of People that arrives on newsstands on Friday.

Elba, who was revealed as the victor on Monday's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, follows in the equally sexy footsteps of previous winners including David Beckham, Mel Gibson and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. "Your vote can make a difference!" "It was a nice surprise - an ego boost for sure." he said. "Thank you so much People magazine for making me sexiest man in the world, I'm loving that", he said before bending his arm and flexing his bicep.

The British star also recalled his athletic but awkward adolescence spent at an all-boys school in London. This being said, as you can see when our own Eoghan Doherty got to chat to the man himself, it's impossible not to love Idris Elba. "And my name was Idrissa Akuna Elba, OK? I got picked on a little bit".

The 46-year-old "Avengers: Infinity War" star frequently uses Twitter and is a popular topic of discussion on the social media site with more than 1.4 million Tweets about him this year. "Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers". The phrase "Sexiest Man Alive" was trending following the announcement.


But if Idris lands the role, he won't be the first 007 actor to take People's accolade, with Pierce Brosnan being named Sexiest Man for 2001.

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

Hilariously, Elba looked unimpressed with his cover image at first before admitting, "It's awesome".

Tell everyone that you were a close second. Let us know in the comments!

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