47 Sexy Photos of 2018's Sexiest Man Alive, Idris Elba
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It's Idris Elba's last day as Sexiest Man Alive today (cue the tears).
IT'S LIT, FAM
Elba brings the party wherever he goes.
DROPPING THE BEAT
Those arms were made for deejaying.
GRAB THE MIC
We'd listen to him talk to us in that gorgeous British accent all day.
GREEN WITH ENVY
And we're not talking about being jealous of his wife, Sabrina. We're talking about the tux that he wore to the 2019 Golden Globes ... although we are jealous of Sabrina.
What? Like it's hard?
IS IT HOT IN HERE?
Or is it just Elba in an oversized jacket?
We would move to Brooklyn if it meant all the hipsters dressed like this.
Elba is playing Macavity in the new CATS movie! He's purrrrrfect for the role.
A POP OF COLOR
Elba's not afraid to stand out. And thank goodness for that!
Nothing like that smile!
TURN UP CHARLIE
His Netflix film, Turn Up Charlie, showed off both his DJ skills and his hot dad skills.
THIS IS A CASE FOR THE FBI
Elba plays detective John Luther in the British crime drama, Luther.
JUST KIDDING, LUTHER'S ON IT
And it doesn't take a detective to figure out that he looks amazing while doing it.
Imagine a lazy Saturday on the couch with PEOPLE's 2018 Sexiest Man Alive.
CALM, COOL AND CRAZY GOOD LOOKING
That's Elba in a nutshell.
Idris in a tux might be the best thing the Met Gala ever gave us.
Although the Met Gala also gave us Idris in front of a wall of roses this year.
And it gave us Idris in a floral jacket — something we didn't know we needed.
Did we mention that Elba is a dedicated kickboxer?
READY TO RUMBLE
The 2017 docu-series Idris Elba: Fighter chronicled his journey to taking on a professional fighter in the ring.
Because we weren't already overwhelmed with emotion during Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, Idris had to show up looking impossibly dapper with then-fiancée Sabrina Dhowre.
FEEL THE LOVE
Wedding attire definitely suits him well.
The actor is dad to son Winston, 5, and daughter Isan, 16.
He gave Winston a (simulated) driving lesson at a Formula E event in Paris, and the pictures are almost too cute to handle.
He also happens to be a talented DJ, and even took over the music at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding reception.
And he's a pretty great dancer, too.
Once again, we're living vicariously through Idris's ladylove.
Stare into our souls, Idris.
HE'S COOL AS ICE
But sweet enough to bring home to mom.
When you're feeling sad, think about that time Idris and The Mountain Between Us director Hanny Abu-Assad played with a puppy.
CARE TO SHARE?
We're always down for a drink with Idris.
To support W.E. Can Lead, a non-profit that promotes girls' education in Africa, Elba fulfilled his followers' dream of receiving a date invitation.
Because he's also a caring son, Idris took his mom along when he was invited to an event at Buckingham Palace. Swoon.
And he looked very "proppa" at that royal event.