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Idris Elba joins TV talent show

British actor Idris Elba has joined a new TV talent show.

The Wire star will act as a mentor on a new U.K. series called Launching People, which aims to find "food lovers, budding filmmakers, musical game changers and picture takers" and turn their dreams into reality.

Elba says of the contestants in his new small screen show, "They might have an idea that they're not quite sure how to take (it) to the next level. If I represent anything, it's someone who dreamed big and achieved those dreams. If anyone out there has a similar aspiration, then I want to hear from them."

He will be joined on the panel by singer Paloma Faith, chef Gizzi Erskine and fashion photographer Rankin.

The show launches in the U.K. in the spring (14).

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