As a Hollywood star, Golden-Globe winning, Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer Idris Elba has made a career of playing a tough guy. Now he's about to find out if he really is one. He's set himself an extraordinary personal challenge to become a pro kickboxer in just twelve months. But even with the help of the best trainers in the world can someone with no experience become a genuine contender in the bloodiest of sports? In the brand new series, Idris Elba: Fighter, Elba will undertake the most demanding experience of his career, training to become a professional kickboxer and ultimately compete against a seasoned fighter in a no-holds-barred bout. During Idris blood, sweat and tears training, he will discover what it really takes to be a professional fighter and will push himself to the limit to overcome pain and fear, master specialised techniques and skills, and ensure both his body and mind are fighting fit. His fame absolutely does not guarantee him a place in the ring; that has to be earned.