Idris Elba is People's Sexiest Man Alive for 2018

2018-11-06 07:38
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Los Angeles — British actor Idris Elba has been named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.

Elba, star of the television series The Wire and Luther, was revealed as this year's winner on Monday night on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Appearing on the show via Skype while in London, Idris joked about being the 33rd person to be given the title and said: "My mum is going to be very proud!"

He tells the magazine in an issue out on Friday that the honour came as a surprise, giving him an ego boost.


Elba has also starred in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Marvel's Thor franchise. The actor also performs on the side under the name DJ Big Driis and has his own clothing line.

The 46-year-old actor proposed to model Sabrina Dhowre in February.

Last year's winner was country music superstar Blake Shelton. Other recent winners include Dwayne Johnson, David Beckham, Chris Hemsworth, Adam Levine and Channing Tatum.

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