Well, well…Hollywood star, Idris Elba has been named by PEOPLE as its Sexiest Man Alive for 2018.
The announcement – which doesn’t really come as a surprise – was made on Monday, November 5th night’s episode of the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
An elated Elba, 46, said afterwards: “It’s amazing! I’m really, really happy with that. Thank you so much PEOPLE magazine for making me sexiest man in the world. My mum is going to be very, very proud.”
This makes Elba PEOPLE’s 33rd Sexiest Man Alive, and he joins a long list of Hollywood’s hottest, starting with a then-29-year-old Mel Gibson in 1985, and last year’s pick Blake Shelton.
Other past winners include Hollywood leading men The Rock and Channing Tatum, and former England captain David Beckham.
The award-winning actor also took to his Twitter page and wrote,
Who'd have thought it! Thank you @people & all the fans for naming me #SexiestManAlive. Don't forget to grab your issue this week https://t.co/WI7eWfXOPB. I'm honoured & thankful. What’s even more important is your vote in the midterm elections. Your vote can make a difference!👊🏾 pic.twitter.com/TBQapjxJsT
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) November 6, 2018
Last year’s decision to bestow country singer Blake Shelton with the honour was met with a lot of negative reaction.
It’s a different story this time however as the internet is absolutely taken over by the choice of Elba…and for good reasons!