British actor Idris Elba has been named People’s 2018 “Sexiest Man Alive.” He is the 33rd man to hold the title and appears this week on the magazine’s cover. Elba told the publication, “I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?’ ” when he first learned he had been selected. “Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today,’ ” the “Thor” star joked. “But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise — an ego boost for sure.” Elba first became famous in the States for his portrayal of drug kingpin Russell “Stringer” Bell on HBO’s hit series “The Wire”. Published in Daily Times, November 8th 2018.