Idris Elba is Peo­ple’s Sex­i­est Man Alive

StarMetro Halifax - - THE KIT - Emily Yahr THE WASH­ING­TON POST

Although the news cy­cle will be a bit pre­oc­cu­pied with the midterm elec­tions this week, Peo­ple mag­a­zine had an­other re­sult to share: the name of the 2018 Sex­i­est Man Alive.

On Mon­day night, the mag­a­zine de­clared Idris Elba, the beloved Bri­tish ac­tor, the win­ner of this year’s ti­tle. Jimmy Fal­lon broke the news on The Tonight Show, as he re­vealed the cover to Elba, who ap­peared via satel­lite from Lon­don.

“Con­grat­u­la­tions on be­ing the sex­i­est man alive. We have the cover here,” Fal­lon said. “It refers to you as a sweet, smoul­der­ing su­per­star. Can we see a lit­tle smoul­der?”

Elba, 46, showed off his sweet and smoul­der­ing looks, to the de­light of the stu­dio au­di­ence. He also caught his first glimpse at the cover, and was very pleased.

“It’s amaz­ing, I’m re­ally, re­ally happy with that. Thank you so much, Peo­ple mag­a­zine,

for mak­ing me sex­i­est man in the world,” Elba said, flex­ing a bi­cep. “My mum is go­ing to be very, very proud.”

Un­like past Sex­i­est Men Alive (the cover has been a tra­di­tion since 1985), Elba doesn’t have a big up­com­ing project to pro­mote. Elba, who be­came a star in Amer­ica af­ter HBO’S The Wire, had a mem­o­rable

part in Avengers: In­fin­ity War this year, repris­ing his role from the Thor fran­chise. Peo­ple re­ported that Elba, a fa­ther of two, keeps busy “dee­jay­ing in Ibiza, kick-box­ing in Thai­land, or de­sign­ing his own cloth­ing line, not to men­tion plan­ning his wed­ding to his fi­ancée Sab­rina Dhowre, 29, a model.”

Idris Elba is cur­rently work­ing on the highly an­tic­i­pated fifth sea­son of Luther. PEO­PLE

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