Ant Middleton wants Idris Elba for Straight Talking

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 January 2021
Ant Middleton

Ant Middleton

Ant Middleton's "dream guest" on 'Straight Talking' would be Idris Elba and he'd like to take the 'Luther' star to the Arctic

Ant Middleton wants Idris Elba to join him on 'Straight Talking'.

The 40-year-old adventurer has previously toured Namibia with One Direction hunk Liam Payne and visited Mexico with actress Rebel Wilson and is keen to get the 'Mountain Between Us' star to join him on a tough trek for a heart-to-heart chat.

And Ant even knows where he'd like to take the 'Luther' actor for the TV special.

He told RadioTimes.com: "I’d love to take Idris Elba. I’d love to take him to the Arctic, I’d like to sort of up the ante a little bit and push the adventure side.

“Even though it is a straight talking show, the format is primarily an interview show, but I think Idris would be eager, he’s your typical English gentleman isn’t he?

"He’s tough, he’s humble, he’s got a story and I’ve always, always liked Idris Elba."

And Ant thinks he could draw out a lot from Idris that would make the actor even more of an inspirational figure.

He added: "He always goes about his business unnoticed and I know he’s already inspired millions but he could inspire millions more by being interviewed by myself and getting some real good questions out there.

"I know that he would have some really inspiring answers so I’d love to know a bit more about Idris – he would be my dream next guest.

The former soldier thinks Idris is tough enough to handle a "proper extreme adventure" for the show.

He added: “I think he would accept the challenge of being taken out of his comfort zone as well. I feel like I could have a real good adventure, holds barred. Have a proper extreme adventure with him and an extreme chat.”