Idris Elba is set to take over BBC Three to celebrate the best new and emerging UK talent


BBC Three have confirmed that Idris Elba will be taking over the channel for a week, celebrating the best new emerging UK talent in all fields! ‘The Idris Takeover’ will also tackle issues that are relevant to the young audience today, revealing the stories of young people from a modern and diverse Britain.

According to BBC Three, Idris Elba says: “There’s a part of me in every aspect of this season; comedy, drama, documentary, sport all made by a truly diverse team both on and off screen.”

Damian Kavanagh, Controller, BBC Three also explained: “Idris is passionate about giving opportunities to new and exciting talent, as is BBC Three. As well as being able to provide a platform to those on and off screen, we’re passionate about telling stories for young people, made by young people. The Idris Takeover is a unique collaboration which I know our audience will enjoy.”

This will be available across BBC Three’s iPlayer channel, YouTube channel and BBC Three’s website from Monday, 27 March.