500 1.2k + signatures and counting, People’s Editor-in-Chief Dan Wakeford has seen the petition.
"He has helped bring back ‘must-see TV’ to the masses, who are hungry for wisdom about how to best care for their family’s health and safety in this time of uncertainty."
tldr; People want someone surrounding 45 who isn't a complete dunce to reassure the nation during a pandemic.
The actual petition page ends with "For sapiophiles and many others, he is the definitive Sexiest Man Alive in 2020.". You may have last heard the phrase 'sapiophiles' in 2012, when BBC Sherlock was still popular, it means being sexually attracted to intelligence.
He is also, apparently, a doughnut and a bobblehead.