People magazine has named Idris Elba as 2018’s Sexiest Man Alive. The British actor made his name starring in critically the acclaimed TV series “The Wire,” and more recently, “Luther”. He has also starred in a number of high profile movie roles, including playing Nelson Mandela in “Long Walk To Freedom”. The British actor says the honour has given him a boost of self-confidence – as if he needed it! Idris Elba has a multitude of fans and followers on social media.
The selection was revealed on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” with the actor appearing via satellite from London. He claims he was ‘surprised’ after being crowned this year’s winner. “I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?'” he told the magazine, adding, “My mom is going to be very, very proud”.
Idris Elba, is 46. He DJs on the side under the name DJ Big Driis and has his own clothing line too.
Past winners of People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ honour have included Dwayne Johnson, David Beckham, Chris Hemsworth, Adam Levine, and Channing Tatum. Last year’s honoree was country star Blake Shelton.