The Voice reports that actor Idris Elba will appear as a judge on a new Sky 1 talent show titled Launching People.
The purpose of the show is to ‘turn people’s dreams of making films, music, food and other passions into reality’.
When asked about the project Idris said:
I want to find a person to tell a story and inspire others. They might have an idea that they’re not quite sure how to take to the next level. If I represent anything, it’s someone who dreamed big and achieved those dreams.
If anyone out there has a similar aspiration, then I want to hear from them.”
Launching People will air this spring.
This country kills me. Back in the day these British TV/film big wigs who are now buzzing around Idris like flies were reluctant to aid his career here, so he packed up and moved to America where he eventually became a huge star.
Now these same lame bigwigs are all fawning over him and giving him anything he wants. I cannot help but cackle.
Unlike Lenny Henry who wants to stop black British talent from fleeing these shores, I would advise them to pack up and head for America if /when the opportunity presents itself.