Britain’s Idris Elba named People’s ‘sexiest man alive’

James Bond fans are campaigning Idris Elba to be the next person to play 007

James Bond fans are campaigning Idris Elba to be the next person to play 007

"It was a nice surprise - an ego boost for sure", Idris told People in his cover story.

He proposed to his model fiancé Sabrina Dhowre, 29, in February. I got picked on a little bit, ' he continued to the publication. But again, as soon as I could grow a mustache, I was the coolest kid on the block. "Grew a moustache, had some muscles, bonkers".

After earning the title for 2017, Shelton told People that he thought they must be running out of contenders when he learned the news.

Elba will be featured in a special double issue that will hit newsstands later this week. But picking the happiest moment of his life is easy.

Though he played football, basketball and cricket at his all-boys school in London, Elba, who is the only child of African immigrants, said he was a target of bullies. There's more of that really complex character that I love to play'.

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The star appears on the entertainment magazine's most recent cover after being given their annual Sexiest Man title, which was once held by other notably sexy men, including the likes of Bradley Cooper, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Harrison Ford, and Sean Connery.

The Hollywood hunk is brimming with confidence but he also feels it is important to stay "humble and grounded". You know, sort of reading someone's vibe.

No doubt the talented thespian - who has been considered to portray 007 James Bond - owes plenty of his success to living with as few regrets as possible.

"Life isn't about thinking about what you should have done", he said. 'I think everyone should adopt the philosophy that tomorrow is not promised so just go for it today, man. And nab your own official Sexiest Man Alive shirt from our brand new Amazon store!

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