Idris Elba Is Finally Named "Sexiest Man Alive"


Elba was the first runner-up for the honor in 2013. Now, he's finally got the recognition he deserves.

Acclaimed British actor Idris Elba has scored himself the title of 2018's Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine and upon receiving the news, the actor could not believe his ears!

Despite his new title, the actor, who was tipped earlier this year to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond, told People he went through an awkward phase before hitting his stride. "I got picked on a little bit". Past year it was country singer Blake Shelton.

He said: "Who'd have thought it!" Thank you @people & all the fans for naming me #SexiestManAlive. "But what's even more important is your vote in the midterm elections".

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People, a weekly magazine in the USA, unveiled Elba in their cover this week. "Your vote can make a difference!" he said.

The dad of two - of 16-year-old daughter, Isan and 4-year-old son, Winston - said he strives to live with as few regrets as possible. "Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers", he revealed during the interview.

Only kidding, we're firmly of the opinion that the star of The Wire and Luther has always been one of the coolest people alive and he now has the sexified accolade to show just how much sexy sex he sexes.

Elba is only the second person-of-color to be named Sexiest Man Alive, after Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Denzel Washington. Fallon had Elba perform poses to match the magazine's cover description of him as a "sweet, smouldering superstar".