WATCH: BBC America Offers Congrats to Henry Cavill, New Superman

Henry Cavill from 'The Tudors'

In a new promo, BBC America offers its congratulations to Tudors star Henry Cavill on his new role as Superman. “Whether as a royal playboy or Man of Steel, no one fills out a pair of tights like you do,” the cheeky voiceover says. Anyone who has watched this spicy lad on The Tudors, currently airing on BBC America, will agree: ya got that right, sista.

Cavill is now of one three Brits, alongside Batman‘s Christian Bale and Spider-Man‘s Andrew Garfield, playing America’s most popular superheroes. With Piers Morgan on CNN, a slew of U.S. adaptations of British shows, and The King’s Speech marching to Oscar victory, is a new British Invasion going on?

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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