Remember when Blake Shelton was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2017 and the internet freaked out? Good times indeed (Blake’s still got it though). Just earlier today, the country musician joked about the whole fiasco on Ellen saying ‘I feel like sexy ends when I'm not 'Sexiest Man Alive' anymore," Shelton joked with Ellen DeGeneres on her show. “I don't feel like it exists anymore. I feel like it's over." Well, he’s definitely wrong about that one!
This year’s recipient is none other than British heart-throb, Idris Elba *swoon*
I mean, just look at him!
The 46-year-old actor could barely believe the exciting news. “I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?’ ” he told the magazine. “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.” There’s the humble actor we all know and love!
The announcement was made on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with Elba making an appearance via Skype from his sweet abode in London where he jokingly performed poses to match the magazine’s cover description of him as a sweet, smoldering superstar.” Idris is easily one of the most well-known British actors in the world! While he’s easy on the eyes with a charming persona, he’s also a talented actor with many big roles under his name having starred in BBC television detective series 'Luther' for which he won a Golden Globe, played a Norse god in ‘Thor’, appeared in U.S. television series ‘The Wire’ as well as numerous other roles.
”My mom is going to be very, very proud”, he said smiling ear to ear.
So are we, Idris. So are we.