Idris Elba has received an “ego boost” after being named the sexiest man alive by US celebrity magazine People.
The British actor tweeted a picture of the front cover and said he was “honoured and thankful”, while also urging people to vote in the midterm elections.
Elba, who was revealed as the winner 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.
Last year, country singer and The US Voice judge Blake Shelton took the title.
Telling People how he reacted to the news, the 46-year-old said: “I was like, ‘come on, no way. Really?’ Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out.
“I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today’. But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise – an ego boost for sure.”