Idris Elba Named People's Sexiest Man Alive 2018!

Irene MckinneyNov 06, 2018

Sure, he might have already received the title of Order of the British Empire for his services to drama - but Idris Elba has now been crowned Sexiest Man Alive!

The British actor and star of The Wire, Luther and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom was revealed as this year's victor on Monday's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Elba was in London, and spoke to Fallon via satellite to share his reaction to the honour.

"It's wonderful, I'm really, really happy with that. Also thank you to you, Jimmy", he added before sending a shout-out to the Tonight Show band: "Quest and The Roots, what up?"

From George Clooney to Harrison Ford, People's Sexiest Man Alive list has been showcasing the finest men on earth since 1985. "Your vote can make a difference!" he said.

Last year American country singer Blake Shelton took the title.

"I was very tall and skinny", said Elba, who is 6'3".

His most retweeted tweet so far was a cheeky closeup photo of his face with a filter in which he wrote, "My name's Elba, Idris Elba". I got picked on a little bit, ' he continued to the publication. But as soon as I could grow a mustache, I was the coolest kid on the block.

And just to prove that he'd earned all the accolades People was bestowing on him, Fallon homed in on the two words the magazine used to describe their new "Sexiest Man Alive".

Elba, who was recently announced as being part of the cast for the upcoming 'Cats' adaptation, said he was honoured with the award. "Grew a moustache, had some muscles, bonkers".

People, a weekly magazine in the U.S., unveiled Elba in their cover this week. He was also named Essence's Sexiest Man of the year in 2013.

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