Idris Elba thought Prince Harry was ‘joking’ when he asked him to DJ

Idris Elba thought Prince Harry was ‘joking’ when he asked him to DJ at the Royal Wedding as he’s gifted a floral thong on Ellen ahead of Coachella gig

He’s set to perform at the Coachella Music Festival in April, months after scoring a DJ slot at the Royal Wedding.

And Idris Elba has revealed he thought Prince Harry was ‘joking’ when he offered him the gig on Tuesday’s edition of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. 

During his appearance on the TV show, the Luther actor, 46, was gifted a floral thong and matching crown from host Ellen, 61, in preparation for his stint at the Californian event.

Surprised: Idris Elba has revealed he thought Prince Harry (pictured together in 2013) was ‘joking’ when he offered him the gig on Tuesday’s edition of The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The screen star shocked fans as it was revealed he served as a house music DJ at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s star-studded evening reception at Frogmore House, Windsor, in May last year.

Detailing the moment the Royal offered him the job, Idris shared: ‘So Harry and I have hung out a couple of times through his dad’s [Prince Charles] charity – The Prince’s Trust – which helped me out when I was a young actor.


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‘Harry came to a couple of parties that I DJed and he was like, “What are you doing on [May 19]?”‘

The Mandela actor explained he was stunned when he was approached for the enviable role: ‘I told him nothing and then he asked if I would DJ at his wedding… I was like is this a joke?’

Bold display: During his appearance on the TV show, the Luther actor, 46, was gifted a floral thong and matching crown from host Ellen, 61, in preparation for his stint at the Californian event

Wedded bliss: The screen star shocked fans as it was revealed he served as a house music DJ at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s star-studded evening reception at Frogmore House, Windsor, in May last year

Shocked: ‘He asked if I would DJ at his wedding… I was like is this a joke?’, the Beasts of No Nation actor admitted

Elsewhere in the episode, comedian Ellen sent the crowd wild as she gifted the British star a thong and matching crown for his Coachella appearance.

Clearly pleased by the bold presents, Idris put on a giddy display as he paraded the floral accessories around the set. 

The Beasts of No Nation actor went on to discuss his title as People’s current Sexiest Man Alive. 

‘I’m not that sexy when I get up from bed… there has been stiff competition. My [Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw] co-star Dwayne Johnson [who was awarded the feature in 2016] didn’t want to give it up!’.

What a treat: Elsewhere in the episode, comedian Ellen sent the crowd wild as she gifted the British star a thong and matching crown for his Coachella attire

‘I’m not that sexy when I wake up from bed’: The British star went on to discuss his title as People’s current Sexiest Man Alive

Reaffirming his title, the father-of-two boasted: ‘It’s called Sexiest Man Alive, so as long as I’m alive, I’m still sexy.’ 

Further into his appearance, the Star Trek Beyond actor lifted the lid on his proposal to fiancée Sabrina Dhowre, 29, which saw Idris get down on bended knee during a screening for his film Yardie, in February last year.

He explained: ‘It was like two days before Valentine’s Day, and I had this ring burning a hole in my pocket… [but] she had to fly somewhere, so I couldn’t see her on that day.

‘It was nerve-wracking’: The Star Trek Beyond actor lifted the lid on his proposal to fiancée Sabrina Dhowre, 29

Smitten: Idris met model Sabrina in her home country of Canada in 2017, and became acquainted on the set of the drama film The Mountain Between Us (pictured at the Oscars on Sunday)

‘When I made the movie, she was on set everyday, so during the private screening, I dropped to one knee. It was very nerve-wracking!’ 

Idris met model Sabrina in her home country of Canada in 2017, and became acquainted on the set of the drama film The Mountain Between Us.

Speaking about the early days of their relationship, Idris told People Magazine: ‘Falling in love while making a movie about falling in love is pretty special.’

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