People magazine has named Idris Elba as 2018's Sexiest Man Alive, and the British actor says the honour has given him a boost of self-confidence.
Elba, who starred in "The Wire" and "Luther," was surprised after being crowned this year's winner, the magazine said .
"I was like, 'Come on, no way. Really?"' he told the magazine. "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."