Published: Tue, November 06, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Brit actor Idris Elba named People's Sexiest Man Alive

Brit actor Idris Elba named People's Sexiest Man Alive

And while Elba knew he was the guy, he hadn't seen the magazine cover yet, so Fallon had something new to share with him, too.

According to the reactions on social media, Elba's mom isn't the only one who is very proud. Now, he's finally got the recognition he deserves.

British actor Idris Elba has caused waves online after he was named People's sexiest man of 2018.

Elba's new title was revealed last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. "Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers", he added.

The 46-year-old, who rose to fame as Stringer Bell in the HBO series "The Wire", recently starred in "Luther" and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom".

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

He also took the opportunity to encourage his followers to vote in the upcoming United States midterm elections. "Your vote can make a difference!" he wrote.

Elba will be featured in a special double issue that will hit newsstands Friday.

The handsome hunk is now shooting Hobbs & Shaw, a Fast & Furious spin-off co-starring fellow Sexiest Man Dwayne Johnson, if you can handle all that heat.

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

Elba is officially the 33rd Sexiest Man Alive, as Mel Gibson kicked it off in 1985 at 29 years old. When Good Morning Britain asked over the summer if they were looking at the next Bond, he simply replied, "No". Idris said on Instagram, seemingly oblivious to his own (very obvious) sexiness.

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