People magazine names Idris Elba the sexiest man alive

Elba walks near a Mclaren sports car while filming for the Fast and Furious movie franchise in Glasgow Scotland in October

Elba walks near a Mclaren sports car while filming for the Fast and Furious movie franchise in Glasgow Scotland in October

People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" is actor, businessman and DJ Idris Elba.

And now he's been named the Sexiest Man Alive and is tipped to play James, so take that, bullies.

He told People magazine: "Life isn't about thinking about what you should have done". The Thor star told People he was surprised when he received the news, but said the honour has given him a boost of self-confidence. "Really?"' Idris said. 'Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out.

The honor came as a surprise for Elba, who called it an "ego boost". Jimmy Fallon had the honors late Monday evening on The Tonight Show - and we love the mag's choice!

He added: "I was very tall and skinny".

"And my name was Idrissa Akuna Elba, OK?" he said.

In the cover story, Elba opened up about his past as a lanky kid who got "picked on a little bit". 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. He shared an image on Instagram with the caption: "Who'd have thought it!"

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Elba has two children - a 16-year-old daughter, Isan, and a four-year-old son, Winston.

Elba, who was revealed as the victor on Monday's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, follows in the equally sexy footsteps of previous winners including David Beckham, Mel Gibson and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Past recipients include Blake Shelton (2017), Dwayne Johnson (2016), David Beckham (2015), Chris Hemsworth (2014) Adam Levine (2013) and Channing Tatum (2012). "Life isn't about thinking about what you should have done", adds Elba, who is now shooting the Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw with former Sexiest Man Alive Dwayne Johnson.

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