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Idris Elba got Madonna call while sat in his slippers

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Idris Elba got Madonna call while sat in his slippers

Idris Elba was sat in his slippers when Madonna called to ask him to open her concert for her.

The 'Pacific Rim' star played a DJ set earlier this month before the 'Queen of Pop' performed in Berlin, Germany, on her 'Rebel Heart Tour'.

When Idris got the call from her manager with the job offer, Idris was sat at home relaxing in his casual clothes and was shocked that Madonna wanted to use him at her concert.

During an appearance on 'The Jonathan Ross Show', he said: "Here's the story, I was sitting in my house on a Sunday in my slippers, the phone goes and her manager calls me and says, 'Listen, Madonna would love you to DJ on Tuesday in Berlin.' I was like 'What?' He calls me back, I go, 'Are you joking?' He goes, 'No, seriously do you fancy the job?' And my mates were like you, 'Don't say no to Madge, you've just got to do it, you've just got to do the job.' So I ended up going to Berlin and doing that!"

Speaking about why he loves DJing, Idris - who is in a relationship with Naiyana Garth, with whom he has young son Winston - admits it brings him back down to Earth after the dizzying heights of acting in Hollywood.

He said: "The truth is it's my reset button. I go off and be an actor and then you come back and you get a lot of love for it but as actors can tend to just float away on clouds ... When you DJ for 17,000 people, no one cares that you were in 'Absolutely Fabulous', no one cares you're just an actor, play your music and be good and that's what grounds me, it sort of resets me."

As well as being one of the world's most in-demand actors and a DJ, Idris has now turned his hand to fashion.

The 43-year-old actor has created his own signature autumn winter collection for Superdry.

He attended the launch of his menswear range at the company's flagship store on Regent Store in London on Thursday night (26.11.15) with other guests including ex-world champion boxer David Hayes, Made In Chelsea's Oliver Proudlock, 'X Factor' contestant Chloe Paige and Amy Jackson.

Hundreds of fans queued for hours to get into the store for a chance to meet their idol Idris.