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

The 46-year-old year-old actor appeared live via satellite on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Monday where he was announced as this year’s recipient by the weekly publication.

He faced heavy competition including the likes of Michael B. Jordan, Jason Momoa, and Chris Pratt.

No doubt millions of women will be excited about the news but perhaps none more than his mother.

Idris – who was in London at the time of filming –  told comedy host Fallon: ‘my mom is going to be very, very proud.’

The 44-year-old host also revealed the cover of the highly-anticipated magazine which featured the Beast Of No Nation with a huge smile on his face.

He kept his look casual cool in a grey cardigan sweater over a plain white T-Shirt and blue jeans.

In the accompanying People article he talked about his reaction to earning the coveted title.

‘I was like, “Come on, no way. Really?”‘ Idris said. ‘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.’

Daily Mail