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Idris Elba breaks hearts by revealing ultimate celebrity crush

The newly single star won't date anyone who fails to meet his personality standards.

Hunky actor Idris Elba has broken his silence on the celebrity who stirs his fancy.

The Star Trek Beyond actor tells he can't get enough of a certain She-Devil star.

"My celebrity crush is Meryl Streep," he smiles. "When I met her, my tongue swelled up in my mouth!"

But despite the compliment, he is not seriously considering pursuing the happily married actress, and all jokes aside, he has true standards for who he dates.

Idris, who rarely comments on his personal affairs, is reportedly currently dating his on/off girlfriend of three years Naiyana Garth, who is also the mother of his two-year-old son Winston, and when it comes to a romantic partner, he needs to be with someone sweet.

"In women, my favourite qualities are patience and understanding," he explains. "My biggest pet peeves in people are impatience, intolerance and rudeness. There's no point. No need."

Another of Idris' passions is deejaying - something he has focused more on in recent years, performing under his stage name DJ Big Driis.

"I deejay. I'll shamelessly plug that I just dropped a record of my own called Spectacle, which I edited," he reveals, before noting the turntable lifestyle is something he was exposed to early on. "When I was eight years old, I deejayed for my mum's and dad's birthday parties and house parties. I felt like a big man."

And although most of his time behind the decks prove to be remarkable experiences, sometimes being a professional entertainer has its downside.

"Most embarrassing moment: I once wore my radio mic to the toilet, and I had a really bad stomach," he laughs.

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