Los Angeles (dpa) – British actor and musician Idris Elba (46), according to the U.S. magazine “People”, the “Sexiest Man Alive”.

The magazine chose the Hollywood Star for this year’s man with the biggest Sex Appeal, as in the night to Tuesday. With a radiant Smile graces of Elba in Jeans, T-Shirt and sweater on the Cover of Friday’s published output.

Elba was surprised by the choice. “Come on, no way. Really?”, he said “People” , about his first reaction to the title. He had even considered once critically in the mirror, when he learned of the award. “I said: ‘Yes, you are kinda sexy.’ But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling.” For him it was “a nice Surprise” with “a Ego boost”.

In the “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon, in which he was with the Video switched on, said of Elba: “is unique! I really am very, very happy.” Apparently, he had betrayed even in the narrowest circle, nothing of the award: “My mom will be very, very proud!”

In the past year, the US Country Star Blake Shelton’s “Sexiest Man was declared Alive”, before that, U.S. actor Dwayne Johnson, the football legend David Beckham, and the Australian actor Chris Hemsworth. Since 1985, the magazine awards the title annually, as the first of the actor Mel Gibson had been awarded.

The black Star is engaged since February with the Model Sabrina Dhowre, from previous relationships, he has a 16-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son. Elba was especially for his role as a drug dealer in the cult American series “The Wire”. Several awards he received for his portrayal of the chief Commissioner Luther in the eponymous BBC series.

again and again in the past few years, rumors that he was the next James Bond actor in the conversation. In the summer of Elba had a fun on Twitter, and in order for the bright excitement in his Fans worried: “My Name is Elba, Idris Elba,” wrote the Briton taking a Selfie – a nod to the famous phrase “My Name is Bond, James Bond”. Later, he released his fool’s joke and wrote: “Believe the Hype…” in the next James Bond Film actor Daniel Craig assumes the main role.

Elba also starred in “Molly’s Game – a” and “Thor: the day of the decision”. Currently, he is the Action movie “Hobbs and Shaw” – an offshoot of the hit series “Fast & Furious” – in front of the camera. At his side, Dwayne Johnson plays, and thus, the “Sexiest Man Alive” from the year 2016.