London-born actor Idris Elba has been named as the sexiest man alive by the People magazine.
The actor’s reaction on hearing the news has already been breaking the internet: “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.”
Good morning, votes have been cast, results are in….@idriselba has been named the “sexiest man alive 2018” by People Magazine! Go Great Britain 🇬🇧 is he sexy enough? Who was your crush growing up & what attracted you to them? @BBCTees @greenyfrom6am pic.twitter.com/ibpmCPv0FS
— Amy Oakden (@amy_oakden) November 6, 2018
— sweet night⁷ 🍯🌌 #BLM (@HoneyNight28) November 6, 2018
— Sher41864 (@Sher41864) November 6, 2018
Not many know this but Elba has won a Golden Globe for his lead role in BBC’s detective series “Luther” and also appeared in US television series “The Wire”.
Elba was raised in East Ham, and shortened his first name from Idrissa to Idris at school in Canning Town.
Elba is also a man of many talents. Before becoming an actor, he used to be a house music DJ, and has gone by names such as “DJ Dris” and “Big Driis”.
Fans have been campaigning for Elba, the son of African immigrants to Britain, to take over from Daniel Craig to play 007 in the next Bond film, due for release in 2020.
And his ultimate celebrity crush? It’s none other than Devil Wears Prada star Meryl Streep. Elba was so nervous when he met her that his tongue swelled up! So cute.