Idris Elba explains how he got to DJ the Royal Wedding reception


Idris Elba visited Ellen DeGeneres’ show the other day. He was there to discuss his new Netflix show, Turn Up Charlie, but they also brought up all his other projects and whew, the man is busy. Turn Up Charlie is a passion project that Idris co-created about a 40-year-old DJ. Idris is, of course, still DJing and the talk turned to one of his most famous gigs, becoming the wedding DJ for Harry and Megan. Ellen asked how it came about and the answer turned out to be quite simple – Harry asked him to.

So, you DJed the Royal wedding, is that right?

So, Harry and I’ve hung out a couple of times, through his dad. His dad’s charity, The Prince’s Trust, helped me out as a young actor. And so I do a lot of work with them, Harry and William, a few times. And Harry came to a couple of parties that I DJed. And he was like, “hey man, what are you doing on the date?” And I was like, “ah, nothing.” And he goes, hmm, would you DJ at my wedding? And I was like, is this a joke? Are you joking?

That’s so cool that Prince Charles introduced Harry to Idris. I wonder why Ellen and Idris are so surprised he was approached. I would have been more shocked if Harry hadn’t asked. Now I don’t want to start trouble, but I can tell you if I were getting married and my husband knew Idris, it wouldn’t have been *his* idea to get him to DJ the reception, you know what I’m saying. Idris look pleased as punch to have been asked and I’m sure he was amazing. I’d love to hear him do a set, I guess I’ll just have to settle for watching him spin on Turn Up Charlie.

Idris also told Ellen about proposing to his finaceé, Sabrina Dhowre, at the screening of Yardie. He said it was as much a surprise to him and it was to her. According to Idris, when he jumped up on the stage, with all the cast and crew in the audience, the feels just overcame him and he dropped to one knee. I believe him, of course… but having a ring in his pocket might have given him a clue, no?

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    What a wonderful start to a post-Cohen hearing day! I can now go shovel the snow off my steps warmed by the beautiful warm glow of Idris.

  2. Flying fish says:

    Idris, Idris and more Idris.

  3. CommentingBunny says:


  4. LahdidahBaby says:

    Idris is my Ultimate Boo, my if-you-could-have-any-man man.

  5. Rosyquartz says:

    Less gloomy politics here and more gorgeous guys like Idris, PLEASE!!!

    I need an escape from the news. And I LOVE him.

  6. manda says:

    I saw him rapping in a video on facebook and he is talented. Omg, he is so sexy too. It’s not fair!

  7. Girl Monday says:

    Soooo, I’m sorry to break it to y’all, I took it like a bullet when I found out, but she is longer his fiance. She is Sabrina Elba, his wife. Check out the instyle with the section on British designers.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      They aren’t legally married yet. Idris refers to her as his wife and that’s probably why they printed her name that way. But Idris himself has stated they aren’t married yet. And that’s as of early this month

  8. Pineapple says:

    I don’t know about any of you but this is MY 007!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • MoonTheLoon says:

      Right?! He’d be an awesome Bond. It needs to happen!

      • Humbugged says:

        It won’t happen . It’s an age thing more than anything ,

        It’s a franchise and they will go for someone in their mid thirties so as they can have them for 5/6 movies not 1 or2 and then have to recast again. By the time Daniel Craig finishes at age 52 after 6 films Idris will be nearly 50

  9. Mumzy says:

    That man’s voice fiercely warms me. I would like him to be my own personal Waze voice….”Babe, take a left in 200 yards.” “In 1 mile take the next exit on the right. I may be waiting for you at your destination.”
    Then again, I might crash every time I received his instructions.

  10. outoftheshadows says:

    Harry is a confident man to put Idris Elba within 500 yards of his wife. But I guess when you get married, you have trust.