Idris Elba made his kickboxing debut in London on Friday night and his athleticism apparently caught the attention of a certain pop star.  The heartthrob was reportedly seen kissing Madonna after the event.

A source told The Sun that the actor, 44, and the 58-year-old Material Girl singer were spotted indulging in a number of smooches at London’s M Restaurant – after he participated in his first boxing match for new TV show Idris Elba: Fighter.

The pair were spotted arriving at the after party but were reportedly inseparable once inside.

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A source told the paper: ‘There was nothing subtle about it, no attempt to hide. It was very blatant.’

‘They were at the party for about an hour, they would dance, go off to smooch, then mingle a bit more.’  The insider added: ‘They only had eyes for each other. That seemed very clear.’

Madonna had headed to York Hall earlier that evening to watch Idris participate in his boxing debut – filmed for his new Discovery documentary series.


Uploading a video of the esteemed actor fighting to her Instagram page, the Vogue crooner captioned the clip excitedly: ‘Idris Elba Smashes it at York Hall!’

She then headed backstage to support the British actor in his quest further – taking to her Snapchat and Instagram pages to document their meeting.

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One snap focused on the Luther star’s back with his knockout time in front of it, showing Madonna to be clearly impressed with his efforts.

In a second more intimate post, the singer then uploaded a selfie of the pair of them lying together on the floor, which she jokingly captioned: ‘I kicked his butt.’


The pair have known each other for a number of years – with the actor-turned-DJ supporting the singer on the German leg of her Rebel Hearts tour in 2015.
Uploading a photo to his Twitter from the exciting night in Berlin, the Grammy nominee simply wrote next to the snap of him and the singer holding hands: ‘Legend.’



During promotion for the fourth series of Luther last year, Idris joked of the gig: ‘I am a DJ for hire, and she wanted a great one!’ Before gushing of the star: ‘I was excited, I had a great time. Madonna is a legend.’

‘I got there, I met a beautiful person that has been working for ever and ever, amen, and is still going.’

Idris, who is best known for his role in HBO’s, The Wire, took part in the fight on Friday night however for his new documentary titled Idris Elba: Fighter. The show will see Elba undertake the physically and mentally demanding task of training to become a professional kickboxer.

‘It has been a lifelong ambition of mine to fight professionally. Entering the ring to further test myself as a human being is a challenge I have been looking to take on for quite some time,’ Idris has said of the documentary.