Patrick Dempsey was mentioned as People Magazine’s 2023 Sexiest Man Alive on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night.
The show featured an appearance from the ex-Grey’s Anatomy leading man, 57, as the song’s cover was shown.
“Thank you so much,” the actor, who is father to daughter Tallula, 21, and twin sons Darby and Sullivan, 16, with wife Jillian, 57, said after he was honored.
In a segment of the late night show, Kimmel used “the cutting-edge hologram technology from our friends at proto” and disguised the identity of the person named Sexiest Man Alive, who later turned out to be Dempsey.
In a 20-question format, audience members asked the mystery man questions in an attempt to figure out the possible candidates for the honor. The questions revealed that the person was an actor who is over 50, married and has three children.
The latest: Patrick Dempsey, 57, was named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive of 2023 on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night
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Other answers indicated that the mystery man was not Harry Styles or Travis Kelce and had no tattoos.
Kimmel previously announced the magazine’s honor for the first time in three years, as he did in 2020 when actor Michael B. Jordan accepted the honor.
In subsequent years, Paul Rudd was honored in 2021 and Chris Evans was given the title in 2022.
Other past winners include John Legend (2019), Idris Elba (2018), Blake Shelton (2017), Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (2016), David Beckham (2015), Chris Hemsworth (2014), Adam Levine (2013), Channing Tatum (2012), Bradley Cooper (2011) and Ryan Reynolds (2010).
The first decade of the 2000s brought out victories for Johnny Depp (2009), Hugh Jackman (2008), Matt Damon (2007), George Clooney (2006), Matthew McConaughey (2005), Jude Law (2004), Johnny Depp (2003). ), Ben Affleck (2002), Pierce Brosnan (2001) and Brad Pitt (2000).
Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weekdays on ABC at 11:35/10:35 p.m.