Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Britain's Idris Elba named People mag's 'sexiest man alive'

Idris Elba Is PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive 2018: It's 'an Ego Boost for Sure'
Julia Gonzales | 06 November, 2018, 12:45

It's official - Idris Elba is People's Sexiest Man Alive for 2018! On Monday's broadcast of "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon", Idris claimed his mother would be "very, very proud." . He said: "I was like, 'Come on, no way. I was like, 'Yeah, you are kind of sexy today".

Elba, who found fame as drug kingpin Russell "Stringer" Bell in HBO's acclaimed crime drama "The Wire", told People his new status was "a nice surprise" and "an ego boost for sure".

The Luther star has been handed the annual honour - which previous year went to country singer Blake Shelton - by the USA publication and he admitted that it was an "ego boost" to receive the news.

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

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".

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Though he was an athlete at his all-boys school in London, playing first-string football, basketball, cricket, hockey and rugby, the actor insists he went through an awkward phase first. "Really?'" the actor tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story.

He shared an image on Instagram with the caption: "Who'd have thought it!"

"Thank you [People] and all the fans for naming me [Sexiest Man Alive]..." What's even more important is your vote in the midterm elections. "Your vote can make a difference!" he said. 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.

Elba was among the favourites to take over Daniel Craig as James Bond before ruling himself out earlier this year, telling Sky News he was "having a laugh" over the rumours.

He is also planning a wedding with his fiancee Sabrina Dhowre. "Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers".

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