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Idris Elba Alert: Watch Him Sweat In a New 3-Part Series for Discovery Networks International

Another opportunity to see a shirtless Elba. Yasss.

If you’ve been stalking Idris Elba’s IG movements, then you’ve probably noticed he’s been teasing his thirstiest fans with a lot more post-workout selfies lately. You know, of the shirtlesss, ab-clenched, sweat dripping down his pectoral muscles variety.

As it turns out, Elba is starring in and producing a new series through his company Green Door Pictures called Idris Elba: Fighter anticipated to be rolled out in three, one-hour-long installments, according to blog Shadow & Act.

The docuseries will follow the Thor: Ragnarok star as he trains to become a professional kick-boxer, globetrotting between locales UK, Cuba, Japan, South Africa and Thailand. Elba will be mentored by former world champions, trainers and coaches on unorthodox regimens and fighting techniques. You know what that means, more opportunities to see a shirtless Elba. Yasss.

JULY 23, 2016 - HAVANA, CUBA -
British actor Idris Elba, left, listens to Emilio Correa, a boxer with the Cuban National team at the Rafael Trejo boxing gym in the Old Havana section of Havana . The session is part of the Discovery Network show Fighter. Elba is getting ready for his first kick boxing fight which will take place in October of this year.
(Photo by Angel Valentin)

The show culminates when Elba challenges a seasoned fighter in an all-out brawl.

"It has been a lifelong ambition of mine to fight professionally. Entering the ring to further test myself as a human being is a challenge I have been looking to take on for quite some time," Elba states in the press release. “This is no act. There is no script.This fight is real as are the potential repercussions."

Stay tuned for Elba’s steamy show set to air in the UK and USA sometime in early 2017.


Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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