Idris Elba Is People's Sexiest Man Alive 2018
Move over Blake Shelton, coz Idris Elba has taken the crown as this year's Sexiest Man Alive!
Congrats are in order for British actor Idris Elba, who has been crowned the 33rd Sexiest Man Alive.
The actor joins the ever-growing list of Hollywood's hottest men, which first kicked off in 1985 with a then 29-year-old Mel Gibson. More recently the list has featured the likes of The Rock, Channing Tatum, David Beckham and last year's winner Blake Shelton.
The news was announced on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where Elba revealed his shock over the win.
“It’s amazing! I’m really, really happy with that. Thank you so much PEOPLE Magazine for making me sexiest man in the world. My mum is going to be very, very proud,” a beaming Elba said on the show over Skype.
Not only will the star's mum be proud, but it seems the entire internet is too, with Twitter users collectively rejoicing over The Wire star's win.
Prior to the announcement that Idris had taken the crown, the 10 daily office had a heated discussion over who we'd pick as a wildcard winner, and let's just say the results were... interesting (minus Lifestyle Writer Claire, who actually chose Idris).
Check out some of our picks below!
Tash, Lifestyle Editor: "Firstly, he oozes sex appeal -- look at his eyes! Plus, he looks like someone you could go on a road trip with, sit and discuss books and songs and then drink really good wine with. Also, who could forget that dance he does in Charlie's Angels, OMG!"
Simone, Senior Reporter: "Nothing hotter than an intelligent, socially aware guy who's also insanely funny (his recently buff physique doesn't hurt, either)."
Jess, Entertainment Reporter: "I already know you guys will grill me for this, just like you do with every other person I think is hot -- but hear me out! Even though he died last year, he's been hugely influential in his genre. Plus he was sexy AF. I guess it could be, like, a posthumous award or something?"
Eoin, News Editor: "I'm a huge fan of Banshee as well as his brooding benevolence and hungry look."
Jess, News Reporter: "Ummmm, have you seen his face?! His smile?! He's also a very, very good footballer, I'm not completely shallow."
Anonymous, News Reporter: "Because he gives off bisexual energy and I’m all about that."
Michaela, Entertainment Reporter: "It's not that I find him technically 'hot', it's more that I respect him as a person, I guess?"