You Can Now Be Idris Elba's Valentine Date For Less Than A Tenner And We're Scared

Looking for a date for Valentine's Day? Idris Elba is too and he could be yours for the price of your lunch.

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How do you envisage your ideal Valentine's date night?

Sharing a plate of dough balls with your partner in the local Pizza Express? A bottle of wine and a takeaway in front of Netflix with your closest pals? A surprise trip away, courtesy of your overly generous boyfriend/girlfriend? *Grabs a bucket*

Well, if those ideas don't tickle your fancy, how about a date with actor Idris Elba?

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Similar to Leonardo Di Caprio – who offered fans a date, an overnight stay and dinner in Edinburgh to raise money for a homeless charity, last year – Elba is looking for a Valentine's Day date from the charitable folk among you.

With the help of Omaze – a charitable website that links donors with experiences – by donating just £8, you could win what is being called 'the most romantic meal of your life' with the actor.

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Tempted?

In a video to advertise the opportunity, Idris – who offers lucky ladies and men the change to sip cocktails and champagne alongside him – explains donations will support the 'charity W.E. Can Lead', which provides education, leadership development opportunities, and mentoring to young women in Africa.

In the clip, Elba jokes: '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.'

He wants you to pound his yams and we're not quite sure if he's being metaphorical or not but we don't care. Idris wants us to pound something! Breathe, breathe ...

'Candy hearts is just the beginning', he adds with those come-to-bed eyes.

The lucky winner will also win airfare and hotel expenses to go where Idris plans to take you on your magical outing. You can even take a plus one if you wanted to but, why would you? I mean, you're on a friggin' date with Idris Elba – keep that man to yourself!

Now, while the idea of hanging on with the hunk – known in music circles as DJ Big Driis – does sound the perfect way to celebrate holiday, we must admit, we think we'd be a bit scared to sit opposite the 44-year-old.

After all, this is Luther – the mental, obsessive, demon/saviour-like detective chief inspector who is so dark he'd have Voldemort saying, 'Woah, chill out mate'.

Besides, if anything got that bit too serious, look what happens if you try to break up with the guy.

Have you really got a spare door just lying around for Idris to kick in? We thought not.

If you're really brave, click onto omaze.com/idris to enter. Good luck!

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