Who'd have thought it! Thank you @people & all the fans for naming me #SexiestManAlive. Don't forget to grab your issue this week https://t.co/WI7eWfXOPB. I'm honoured & thankful. What’s even more important is your vote in the midterm elections. Your vote can make a difference! pic.twitter.com/TBQapjxJsT— Idris Elba (@idriselba) November 6, 2018
Elba, who found fame as drug kingpin Russell “Stringer” Bell in HBO’s acclaimed crime drama “The Wire,” told People his new status was “a nice surprise” and “an ego boost for sure.” On Monday’s broadcast of “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon,” Idris claimed his mother would be “very, very proud.”
The news was well received on Twitter, where Elba was also honored with his own emoji:
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.