Do you want to go on a date with Idris Elba? Here's your chance
Idris Elba poses in the Winners room at the House Of Fraser British Academy Television Awards 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall on May 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Idris Elba is offering fans the opportunity to go on a romantic date with him.
The Luther actor has teamed up with officials at fundraising website Omaze to offer one lucky fan the opportunity to be his Valentine and to be flown out to enjoy a luxury meal and drinks with him in an unknown location.
In a video posted on his Facebook page, Idris is seen sitting at a table beside an empty chair. On the table sits two glasses of Champagne and next to him is a vase of flowers.
“Hey there, Idris Elba here, and I’d like you to be my Valentine. That’s right love, just you and me, no-one else around, just us. All you have to do is go to omaze.com/idris... See that chair? That’s for you. And we’ll get things started off with cocktails or perhaps Champagne.
“And once we’re feeling comfortable, we can order whatever your heart desires. Maybe some truffles, perhaps some steak. Pepper soup and Fufu. That’s an African dish, and you pound the yams. And you know what? I’ll let you pound my yams.”
To be in with a chance of winning the prize, fans must donate at least US$10 (£8) to the Omaze page and they will enter a ballot. The more money they donate, the more times they are entered into the draw. Their donation will benefit the charity W.E. Can Lead, which helps empower and educate girls in Africa.
Sending his fans into a frenzy, Idris adds in a sexy voice, “And for dessert you can have whatever you want and I mean whatever you want... So, will you be my Valentine?... Please sign up. I want to see you on date night.”
According to the Omaze page, the date wouldn’t actually take place on Valentine’s Day but Idris will make the lucky winner “feel like it is”.
The legend Nigel "The Dark Destroyer" Benn put me though my paces today on pads... Masterclass. pic.twitter.com/9WDfsR2j9D— Idris Elba (@idriselba) September 30, 2016