British actor of Ghanaian descent Idris Elba has been named the sexiest man alive by US celebrity magazine, People.
The star of Beast of All Nation, Luther and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom tweeted a picture of the front cover and said he was “honoured and thankful”, while encouraging people to go out and 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.
Idris Alba is taking over from country singer and The US Voice judge Blake Shelton who took the title last year.
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