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Idris Elba Named 2018 World’s Sexiest Man

Idris-ElbaBritish actor, Idris Elba has been named People’s World Sexiest Man.

The actor who already have the title of Order of the British Empire for his services to drama, was elated on the honour.

From his breakthrough role in America as drug kingpin Russell “Stringer” Bell on HBO’s hit series The Wire to his commanding portrayal of Norse God and Asgardian gatekeeper Heimdall in Marvel’s Thor franchise, the British heartthrob, 46, has become one of Hollywood’s biggest and sexiest stars.

On hearing the news for the first time,
Elba said, ‘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.

When he’s not being one of Hollywood’s brightest stars, Elba might be deejaying in Ibiza, kickboxing in Thailand, or designing his own clothing line, not to mention planning his wedding to his fiancée Sabrina Dhowre, 29, a model, to whom he proposed in February.

Elba is PEOPLE’s 33rd Sexiest Man Alive, joining a long list of Hollywood’s hottest, starting with a then-29-year-old Mel Gibson in 1985 to last year’s pick Blake Shelton.

Follow the link to catch on the World’s sexiest man full issue with PEOPLE.

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