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Idris Elba: Fighter

Monday 21:00

Idris Elba: Fighter Video Discovery Open Window

About the show

Award-winning actor Idris Elba has taken on numerous roles but none like this. In this series Elba undertakes the most physically and mentally demanding experience of his career – training to become a professional kickboxer and ultimately compete against a seasoned fighter in a no-holds-barred bout.

Shot on location in Britain, Cuba, Japan, South Africa and Thailand, he discovers what it really takes to be a professional fighter and pushes himself to the limit to overcome pain and fear, master specialised techniques and skills, and ensure both his body and mind are fighting fit.

Mentored by former world champions, trainers, and coaches, Idris spans the globe to incorporate unorthodox training methods and fitness regimens to increase his chances in the main event. 

Elba, who is no stranger to fight training, used to train kickboxing for fitness throughout his 20s, but has never fought professionally. This is no act. There is no script. This fight is brutally real.

Idris Elba: Fighter - First Look

Training to become a pro fighter in just 12 months will take Idris Elba to places he has never been, either mentally or physically. Will he succeed?

Idris Elba Fighter: Pain To Be Conquered

In Japan Idris Elba learns that pain is not an excuse to give up but instead something to be conquered.

Don't Low Blow Idris Elba

After a bad start and complete lack of respect from his opponent, Idris starts to show some fight

Can Idris Elba Really Fight? Hear What His Trainers Have To Say

Many think Hollywood superstar Idris Elba is in for a hiding, but what do his trainers think?

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