Claudia Winkleman is on hand to raise a glass as Idris Elba celebrates the launch of his champagne brand at an upscale French restaurant chain

Idris Elba looked dapper as he hosted a lavish evening at French brasserie Aubaine in London on Wednesday, to celebrate the restaurant group now pouring its Porte Noire champagne

The Harder They Fall actor, 49, dressed to impress in a gray tench as he was joined by TV presenter Claudia Winkleman, 50, at the Mayfair venue.

He looked in high spirits as he wore a white t-shirt underneath, paired with blue pants and brown trainers.

Fit: Idris Elba looked dapper as he hosted a lavish evening at French brasserie Aubaine in London on Wednesday, to celebrate the restaurant group now pouring its Porte Noire champagne

Looking good: Claudia Winkelman (L) joined Idris Elba (R) at French brasserie Aubaine in London on Wednesday, to celebrate the restaurant group now pouring its Porte Noire champagne

Claudia cut an understated figure in an oversized gray and black striped sweater as she posed for a snap at the event.

The Strictly Come Dancing presenter showed off her toned legs in a pair of leggings and pulled on a pair of sleek black boots.

She wore swipes of makeup to highlight her pretty facial features and styled her brunette tresses like poker.

Couple goals: Idris wore a white t-shirt and blue pants as he looked loved up with wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba

Couple goals: Idris wore a white t-shirt and blue pants as he looked loved up with wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba

Idris looked loved up with his wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba as they took a picture on location.

Sabrina looked amazing in a tight black bodycon dress which she paired with white sandals.

Love Island’s Aaron Francis was also in attendance and showcased his sensational style in a tan jacket with a quirky dog ​​print on the front.

Elba co-founded Porte Noire in 2020 with wine expert David Farber. Guests sipped on Porte Noire champagne and free-flowing rose while enjoying a boozy evening.

Wow!  Sabrina looked amazing in a tight black bodycon dress which she paired with white sandals

Wow! Sabrina looked amazing in a tight black bodycon dress which she paired with white sandals

Stylish: Love Island's Aaron Francis was also in attendance and showcased his sensational style in a beige jacket with a quirky dog ​​print on the front

Stylish: Love Island’s Aaron Francis was also in attendance and showcased his sensational style in a beige jacket with a quirky dog ​​print on the front

The outing comes after Idris recently said joining a boxing club as a youngster was a “real turning point” in his life.

The actor is grateful to the sport for teaching him “discipline” during his younger years, and he believes boxing can help many people, especially those who need “direction” in their lives.

Speaking about his new show, Fight School – in which several teens and twenty-somethings will take part in a crash course in boxing training to try to learn new life skills – he said: “When I was young, I joined a boxing club, and my trainer Joe took me under his wing.

Fight talk: Idris says joining a boxing club as a youngster was a

Fight talk: Idris says joining a boxing club as a youngster was a ‘real turning point’ in his life, adding there was ‘a level of peace I was able to achieve’ there (pictured of October)

“It was a real turning point in my life, teaching me the discipline and control to move forward.

“During my own combat experience, there was a level of peace that I was able to achieve.

“Boxing forces you to shut out all the noise and focus on the moment, a skill I think everyone needs, especially young people who need direction.

“Looking back on my own experiences, I remember how powerful boxing can be on disadvantaged young people, giving them purpose.

“That was the inspiration behind Fight School.”

Idris admitted he didn’t go ‘lightly’ on the BBC TV show and revealed some of the people who took part in it didn’t go through the whole process and it was difficult to say goodbye.

He said, “It was my first time filming something like this, kind of a social experiment.

“Taking responsibility for the lives of these young people is not something I take lightly, and I wanted to be there for them as much as possible and make sure there was an amazing support group of trainers there too. and mentors around them.

“As the process progressed, we dealt with our fair share of injuries and unfortunately some of our students were unable to stay for the full duration of the process. Saying goodbye was the hardest part.

Screen star: The star filmed the new BBC Two show Fight School - in which several teenagers and 20s take part in a crash course in boxing training to try and learn new life skills

Screen star: The star filmed the new BBC Two show Fight School – in which several teenagers and 20s take part in a crash course in boxing training to try and learn new life skills

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