Idris Elba greeted by excited fans on the Bafta red carpet

Idris Elba admitted he was a bit worried about winning a Bafta TV award - because he's lost his voice.

The Luther star said making a speech might be tough if he does nab a gong at the British Academy TV Awards.

The star - who was greeted by fans chanting his name as he walked the red carpet at the ceremony - is nominated in the leading actor category for his role in Luther.

He said: "Unfortunately I have lost my voice over the last two days so I'm a bit nervous if I did win, I won't have much to say."

Idris also brushed off rumours he would be the next James Bond, calling it the "biggest rumour in the world".

The football fan also gave a shout-out to Arsenal, who drew 2-2 against Manchester City earlier.

"I just want to big up Arsenal fans," he enthused. "Two-all, we worked hard."

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