Idris Elba named People’s Sexiest Man Alive 2018

Idris Elba

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

People magazine has named Idris Elba as 2018's Sexiest Man Alive, and the British actor says the honour has given him a boost of self-confidence.

Speaking about his new title, the 46-year-old revealed that, after being "picked on" as a kid, it was a "nice surprise". Elba said of his selection, "My mum is going to be very, very proud". "Also thank you to you, Jimmy", he added before sending a shout-out to the "Tonight Show" band: "Quest and The Roots, what up?"

Past recipients include Blake Shelton (2017), Dwayne Johnson (2016), David Beckham (2015), Chris Hemsworth (2014) Adam Levine (2013) and Channing Tatum (2012).

"I'm honoured & thankful", Elba wrote on Instagram after the announcement, before directing fans attention to tomorrow's elections.

No doubt the talented thespian - who has been considered to portray 007 James Bond - owes plenty of his success to living with as few regrets as possible. But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling.

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He also took the opportunity to encourage his followers to vote in the upcoming United States midterm elections.

'I was very tall and skinny.

A screen grab of actor Idris Elba's Twitter handle after he was named the sexiest man of the year. "And my name was Idrissa Akuna Elba, okay?" He shortly afterwards tweeted a response, in which he got a little political. "Your vote can make a difference!" he said.

Elba has two children - a 16-year-old daughter, Isan, and a four-year-old son, Winston. "Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers".

He's now planning a wedding to model Sabrina Dhowre, 29, who he proposed to in February.

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