People magazine names Idris Elba the sexiest man alive

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

'I was like, "Come on, no way".

The 46-year-old actor, who we've campaigned hard for in previous years, tweeted his sweet, sweet victory on Monday, taking out the crown formerly worn by Grammy Award-nominee Blake Shelton. I was like, "Yeah, you are kind of sexy today".

Elba told People about his upbringing as an only child of African immigrants growing up in East London.

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 past year went to country singer Blake Shelton - by the U.S. publication and he admitted that it was an "ego boost" to receive the news. The actor said his parents were strict and he got picked on often while attending an all-boys school despite playing an array of sports including football, basketball, cricket, hockey and rugby.

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'I've been ugly my whole life, ' Shelton, 43, said in a statement past year.

Elba in August stoked the rumours that he was set to become the first black actor to play Bond when he posted a cryptic message on Twitter using one of the character's best-known lines - "My name's Elba, Idris Elba".

Golden Globe-winning Elba is the 33rd Hollywood star to be named the magazine's Sexiest Man Alive since the annual campaign started in 1985. But as soon as I could grow a mustache, I was the coolest kid on the block.

Elba will be featured in a special double issue that will hit newsstands later this week. "Grew a moustache, had some muscles, bonkers".

Thank you @people & all the fans for naming me #SexiestManAlive. "I think everyone should adopt the philosophy that tomorrow is not promised so just go for it today, man". And nab your own official Sexiest Man Alive shirt from our brand new Amazon store!

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