Idris Elba’s New Reality Show Will Feature a Ton of Shirtless Idris Elba Moments

Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Actor Idris Elba is training to become a professional kickboxer in his new TV show Idris Elba: Fighter, with the aim of taking on an actual fighter in a “no-holds-barred” fight.

Idris Elba Fighter
CREDIT: Discovery
Idris Elba Fighter
CREDIT: Discovery

Idris will receive mentoring from former world champions, trainers and coaches, as well as spanning the globe to discover unorthodox training methods and fitness regimes to give him the best chance in the ring.

The series is shot on location in Britain, Cuba, Japan, South Africa and Thailand and will see Idris discover if he’s got what it takes to be a professional fighter.

Idris Elba Fighter
CREDIT: Discovery
Idris Elba Fighter
CREDIT: Discovery

The British actor used to kick box and fight for training in his twenties, but that’s a lot different than kickboxing around the world professionally.

The 44-year-old aims to go pro in exactly 12 months time and is doing this as a personal goal since he’s got plenty of money in the bank from his storied acting career.

Cutting weight, two days before first fight, mind in the right place. Fear NO guy.

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We will definitely be tuning in. Watch the trailer for the show below.