Idris Elba Is People’s Sexiest Man Alive For 2018

Idris Elba

People Unites The Nation By Naming Idris Elba 2018’s Sexiest Man Alive

Really?' I 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.

The 46-year-old actor, who we've campaigned hard for in previous years, tweeted his sweet, sweet victory on Monday, taking out the crown formerly worn by Grammy Award-nominee Blake Shelton. "Your vote can make a difference!" he said. As the actor himself told People, "It was a nice surprise - an ego boost for sure". I was like, "Yeah, you are kind of sexy today".

The British star also recalled his athletic but awkward adolescence spent at an all-boys school in London. Idris said on Instagram, seemingly oblivious to his own (very obvious) sexiness. "And my name was Idrissa Akuna Elba, OK?" I got picked on a little bit, ' he continued to the publication. But again, as soon as I could grow a moustache, I was the coolest kid on the block. "Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers." he told People magazine.

Idris is known for playing drug lord Stringer Bell in HBO's The Wire, the title character in BBC's Luther, and Heimdall in Marvel's Thor.

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Elba was selected by People as one of the 100 Most Beautiful People in the World in 2007.

And now he's been named the Sexiest Man Alive and is tipped to play James, so take that, bullies. The first was Mel Gibson in 1985.

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

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

And for some fans, they were just glad last year's victor, Blake Shelton, didn't take home the title again. Let us know in the comments!

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