Idris Elba on “The One Show” in London

Posted on April 25, 2014

Fine. We admit it. The men we featured today failed to excite.

Here, then. He’s dressed like crap, but if you bitch about this one, then we can’t help you.

Idris-Elba-The-One-Show-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-1Idris Elba makes an appearance on “The One Show” in London.






We’d criticize the outfit but we fear you’d all stone us.



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  • PastryGoddess


    Friday has been saved. Hooray!

  • @Biting Panda

    You are redeemed. We forgive you.

    The things I want to do to this man…

  • jbontrager78

    Fine outfit, but for the hat.

  • marlie

    The hat’s a little douchey, but I don’t care; Idris is charming and hawt anyway. And, seems fatherhood suits him. He looks gooood.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      The hat is super douchey. But hats come off. And so does everything else…

      • kim bunchalastnames

        IF ONLY.

  • Danielle


  • sagecreek

    Dressed like crap, maybe, but I’m considering printing it out and putting it on my fridge.

  • kimmeister

    That metal thingy by his belt buckle looks like a stick figure riding a unicycle.

    • kmk05

      …Isn’t it amazing? (and by that, I obviously mean ISN’T HE DELICIOUS). Once you see stick figure man on a unicycle it’s difficult to unsee, though.

      • kimmeister

        If it was a ploy to get people to examine his groin region . . .

        • kmk05

          But did he even need it? Maybe it’s a reminder to himself that his groin region can not only make people faint but, on personal time, can also be successful on a unicycle.

  • SuzyQuzey

    Idris Elba can do no wrong.

  • Judih1

    Think he is a bit long in the tooth for that hat – and is it that cold? Other than that he looks okay IF he i just wearing that walking down the street. Do not like if this is what he actually wore on the tv appearance.

    • Dorothy Damage

      I was wearing gloves and my winter coat today, it was freezing. I had to put the heat back on.

    • kimmeister

      I’m amazed that the hat even stays on his head without dreads or another high-volume hairstyle to fill it.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Now we’re talking. Happy Friday everyone!

  • carrie

    The look on the woman’s face in that last picture is awesome.

  • dash1211

    All he’d have to do is say, “Let’s.”

  • matildarf

    I see nothing wrong with any of this. :)

  • hughman

    The 8th Dwarf – Steamy.

  • greymain

    it’s not the clothes…it’s what’s IN those clothes….ahhhhhh.

  • malarson2

    Oh, yes. Stones would be thrown by me and I don’t throw like a girl. This man literally makes me swoon. If I was married and I had one of those ‘Celebrity Freebie Lists’ he would be numbers 1-5. Have you all seen him in the BBC show Luther? Good Lord. Find it on Netflix or do something to get it in front of your face. Right now. I also think this is the PERFECT forum to start the mojo to get him to be the next James Bond. Who’s with me?

  • jilly_d

    I actually like the outfit. NOW TAKE IT OFF.

    *my BFF and I were just in the last 48 hours lamenting the lack of Idris on TLo since the Mandela poledance ended. It’s like you heard our wails of deprivation and, like the generous Lords of Sausage you are, bequeathed upon us a glorious Friday gift. Thank you, Dear Uncles. Your blood sacrifice is forthcoming.

    • marlie

      Hahaha!! “Lords of Sausage.” Thank you for that.

  • dorothea_brooke

    I would claim I’m forgiving the hat because he’s a new father, but hell, I’d forgive him anyway.

    • Shawn EH

      He’s too old for that hat, but somehow he’s working it!

  • lunchcoma

    Much better!

  • alyce1213

    I don’t think he’s dressed like crap, I think he’s street cool and thoroughly yummy.
    Less Johnny Depp (now that’s crap) and Andrew Garfield, more Idris Elba, please. I’ve missed him.

  • Anna

    I don’t care about the outfit. I’ve already undressed him with my eyes anyway. Idris is just pure sex.

    In other words, thank you!

  • shopgirl716

    Wow. That man can fill a pair of jeans.

  • MzzPants

    Elba in jeans. What’s to bitch about?

  • decormaven

    Finally! A prime cut; yaaaas.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    You will hear no complaints from me…not a peep….mmmmm 😉

  • Jaeda Laurez

    What’s wrong with what he’s wearing though. He looks perfectly delicious.

  • MilaXX

    He looks terrific. It’s a man on the street look. I think he looks great.

  • BobStPaul

    I wouldn’t stone you.

  • Richard Harper

    And well we might.

  • SophieCollier

    Nothing to hate for a basic errands sort of outfit.

    • Alicia

      I’m not sure that a TV appearance really counts as basic errands. Although I’ve never seen The One Show, so maybe they are really casual.

      • SophieCollier

        That’s a good point. I wasn’t sure TLo was saying they hated the look for a TV appearance, or they just hate the look, period.

        • Corsetmaker

          It’s a teatime, magazine type show. Bit trivial and pretty casual. Not one to dress up for. :)

  • Nazzzy

    Sex on legs!

  • wisdomy

    Terrible outfit. He should take it off immediately.

  • Super_Red

    I love him and I love this look. Easy and hot. love him. Oh.. I said that already? *cough*

  • Tricia

    Everything looks good on him because… it’s on him. Normally I’d want to burn that hat.

  • FibonacciSequins

    I really hate whiskering on jeans. He’s so swoonworthy, he can almost pull off that hat. But not quite.

  • Henry Maler

    He looks as great as usual, but oversize condom hats need to DIE!

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Idris never disappoints.ever. For anyone with HBO, they are running “Pacific Rim”, and it features Idris.

    • Qitkat

      NOW you’ve given me a reason to watch it.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I found it a fun action flick-I saw it after a strong recommendation from my nephew who shares my love of movies.

  • Trickytrisha

    Hot damn. That’s all I got, cause I’m nigh to speechless.

  • LambeeBaby

    No complaints here. Just awe.

  • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    Hi. I love you you gorgeous hunk of man.

  • Shelby

    Sigh. I can now go to sleep and dream easy. Happiest of Sausage Fridays y’all!

  • frannyprof

    This is like a decadent dessert after a dinner of tasteless boiled string beans.

  • Shawn EH

    Salt and pepper goattee! Sexxee!

  • kim bunchalastnames

    much man. so testosterone. such sexy.

  • Jeannie Shmina Greenwald

    I love this guy, but he looks like a poser in this hat. Idris, don’t wear that again, thanks!

    • not_Bridget

      The “Hero” in AMC’s TURN wears a hat just like that. The show is set during the American Revolution & is supposedly based on history. I’ve been reading up on the period, inspired by the excellent Sleepy Hollow–so I known that the new show’s history is dire. As is the writing, the CGI & a good bit of the acting. A few of the “redcoats” are Brits who relish the cheese.

      Supposedly the TURN guy’s hat is based on real caps worn in those days when more formal hats were unsuitable. Now I realize its intent is to make him look like a hipster douche, as it does.

      On Idris, the hat is a very minor flaw. Easily forgiven….

  • quiltrx

    The rest is a nightmare…but the man knows his way around jeans and a t-shirt!

  • MannahattaMamma

    His wife/partner just had a baby; he’s allowed to dress however he wants. Plus those shoes are so superfabulous they hide a multitude of fashion missteps. Plus that FACE. What is it like, do you suppose, to go through life with such a face and to have to gaze on the rest of us mere mortals?

  • deech_sea

    Thank you!

  • dmkava

    It’s terrible

  • Danny Bankhead

    He’s yummy!! =)

  • anonylind

    Oh my.

  • Mr. Weston

    Christ this is such a shitty blog. Is this a slam book written by fucking 7th grade asshole children?

    • KinoEye

      Go away, troll.

    • Tom and Lorenzo

      Hi, asshole!

      Bye, asshole!

  • MaggieMae

    Oh. Those jeans. I see nothing but those magnificent jeans.

  • KinoEye

    The girl’s expression in the last photo sums up my reaction perfectly. By the by, TLo, there’s an asshat on here named Mr. Weston — TROLL IN THE DUNGEON. Thought you ought to know.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    Dumb hat on him, but he looks good otherwise. I’d seriously consider switching teams for him.

  • MartyBellerMask

    The casing is not as important as the sausage itself. Thank you for uderstanding your audience. :)

  • berkeleygirl

    The hat and jacket are mere acts of humility and kindness, choosing not to exploit the fact that no one in this galaxy can rock a t-shirt and jeans like Idris Elba. How well does that man wear denim? Lesser mortals would wear skinny jeans, but Mr. Elba knows there’s no need. Even in looser cut jeans, there’s no hiding those thighs… Now, excuse me while I offer a sacrifice in gratitude…

    • Qitkat

      Those are my husband’s jeans, lol, but that is where the comparisons end. 😉

  • Hetha Innis

    I’m unreasonably happy about the fact that I share a birthday with this man. Swoon city.

  • Sara Leigh Merrey

    He could wear anything and be heart-stoppingly fabuloso.

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    So beautiful…
    (on Sunday)

  • piecesofconfetti

    I actually like the outfit (that jacket is nice) but the hat is oddly loose. But yeah, who is really looking at his clothes?

  • Corsetmaker

    It’s absolutely fine. It’s the One show, it’s nothing to dress up for. A teatime, random celebs and a bit of consumer affairs on the sofa kind of thing. Trivia while you eat your dinner. Jeans a t-shirt are about right for it. The jacket is fine, the shoes good. The only iffy bit is the hat, but not in an majorly offensive way.

  • MinAgain

    I think he looks good. Sure, the hat is a head scratcher, but perfections is boring.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    well, that’s it for my ovaries. they’ve sizzled out,

  • kim bunchalastnames

    p.s. the expression on the face of the girl behind him in that last picture = she believe in unicorns again!

  • Melanie

    I’d still hit it.

  • OffToSeeHim

    Is he dressed like crap? I can’t tell through all the raw powerful sexuality he’s casually throwing around all over the place.

  • EEKstl

    Why isn’t HE People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive? Every year?