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Saturday 23rd February 2019

Piers Morgan reveals Idris Elba tried it on with his wife

Who would you choose?

Nobody wants an A-list love rival, but imagine if you were competing with the one named the Sexiest Man Alive.

Pity poor Piers Morgan, then, who has claimed that Idris Elba once hit on his wife.

The pair have been together since 2006 (Credit: Fameflynet)

Piers made the revelation to Good Morning Britain co-presenters Susanna Reid, Charlotte Hawkins and Richard Arnold.

During a discussion about what a great Bond the Luther star would make, Piers, 53, piped up that he'd "tried it on with my wife".

"I don't want to go into it, it's too painful," he continued, "mainly because she was quite keen at the time..."

The GMB presenters were chatting about Idris'  award win (Credit: ITV)

Susanna asked if they were married when it happened and Piers said: "I was engaged, yeah. He expressed an interest."

Read more: Piers Morgan 'reveals' how Susanna Reid REALLY lost 23lbs!

The TV star explained that his journalist wife Celia Walden had interviewed Idris, and he'd brought her name up later in a different interview with The Times.

Piers - who married the author in 2010 - explained: "They said, 'Oh, you're single...? And [Idris] said, 'Yeah, but you know who I should've given a call to? That lady from The Telegraph. And his agent goes, 'Oh, that was Celia Walden.'"

Revenge will be a dish best tested cold, Idris.

Idris asked Celia out (credit: ITV)

The interviewer then told Idris that Celia was engaged to Piers, and the star of The Wire, Luther and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom replied: "Who?"

Piers added to his co-stars that he later confronted Idris, saying to him: "You know what really hurt me? You not knowing who I am - or pretending to not know who I was."

Idris is best known as the star of Luther (credit: BBC)

He then joked: "Revenge will be a dish best tested cold, Idris."

Charlotte chipped in: "I don't think he'll be too worried, will he?"

Celia, 43, interviewed Idris in August, where she described his "flirtiness".

Piers said it was "painful" to talk about (credit: ITV)

The writer - who shares daughter, Elise, with Piers - has met the actor many times and once described him as being "undeniably blessed in the gene department".

Read more: Idris Elba teases thrilling news about Luther

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