Idris Elba has had to give up his title of sexiest man in the world, but the Luther actor doesn’t seem to mind that much. In an interview with People, the actor says that he enjoyed his year as the sexiest man on earth. The actor also had reassuring advice for his successor John Legend.

John Legend called his new title “Exciting, but also a little frightening. Such a title gives some pressure, people will still look at you to see if you are sexy enough.”

Fortunately Idris Elba has wise advice ready for his successor: “Just enjoy it. Don’t try to be sexy, but be yourself.” The ever-self-assured actor continues: “There is something that I learned very quickly. I don’t have to be sexy, I am sexy.”