Idris Elba Named People's Sexiest Man Alive

The news was announced on 'The Tonight Show' on Monday.

It's official: Idris Elba is the sexiest man alive, according to People magazine

The actor was unveiled as the latest to receive the annual honor on The Tonight Show Monday night. He spoke with host Jimmy Fallon on the show where the cover was revealed and showed off a number of "smoldering" poses. When he saw the cover, Elba called it "amazing" and thanked People. "My mom is going to be really, really proud," he said.

Elba is the third man of color to be honored with the title, joining Denzel Washington and Dwayne Johnson.

In accepting the accolade, Elba tweeted, "Who'd have thought it! Thank you @people & all the fans for naming me #SexiestManAlive. Don't forget to grab your issue this week. I'm honoured & thankful. What’s even more important is your vote in the midterm elections. Your vote can make a difference!"

See his cover below.