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Jun142019

Idris Elba competing against professional driver in new car stunt show

ABC/ Lorenzo BevilaquaIdris Elba loves a driving challenge, and now he’s competing against a professional driver in a new reality show.

The Thor: Ragnarok star will face off against renowned rally driver Ken Block in the car stunt series Elba vs. Block, which will be available on the new Quibi video streaming service, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

They will compete in London in a series of challenges with names including "Wall of Death," "Car Tightrope" and "Flaming Obstacle Course."

"Ken is my driving hero. I've never worked with a driver as skilled as him, so I'm a little intimidated by his talent," Elba says. "I love challenges, I love speed and I'm a 'wheel man,' so let's see how this plays out."

Block is also looking forward to driving against the famed actor.

 "I'm really excited to be partnering up with Idris on this new show," he says. "I've admired his work for years, and he has a reputation as a man who likes to go fast behind the wheel of a car, so I think we're going to have a lot of fun with these challenges that the producers have lined up for us."

Elba has been involved in several motorsport projects in the past. Elba previously starred in the No Limits show on Discovery, which featured him in a variety of driving challenges. In one of the episodes in 2015, he broke a United Kingdom speed record, hitting 186 miles per hour in a Bentley.

Quibi will launch in 2020. No details were released on when Idris vs. Block will debut.

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