Idris Elba has been named People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2018.

The ‘Luther’ star has been handed the annual honour – which last year went to country singer Blake Shelton – by the US publication and he admitted it was an “ego boost” to receive the news.

Asked what he thought about his triumph, he said: “I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?’ 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.”

He added: “I was very tall and skinny. And my name was Idrissa Akuna Elba, okay? I got picked on a little bit. But as soon as I could grow a mustache, I was the coolest kid on the block. Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers.”

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