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Stormzy and Idris Elba dress up as Santa for hospital visit

CHRISTMAS CHEER: Stormzy and Idris Elba pose with staff at an east London hospital (Photo credit: Barts Health)

IDRIS ELBA and Stormzy dressed up as Santa as they presented gifts to children at an east London hospital.

The actor and grime MC wore the classic Christmas outfit paired with a signature white beard as they spent the day at Whipps Cross and Newham hospitals.

The pair made their way around the wards and posed for selfies with the patients as they handed out some early Christmas presents.

They also took photos with several members of staff before fooling around in the play area with an 'elf'.

According to the Evening Standard Elba, who was raised in Newham, said he wanted to “bring a smile to the children who are unwell”.

“I always wanted to give back in this way, to children’s hospitals," said the Molly's Game actor.

“With a 15-year-old daughter and three-year-old son myself, I can only imagine the anguish and maybe even fear these children and their parents are experiencing. This visit was just a moment for me to hopefully bring a smile to the children who are unwell, in hospital and away from the comfort of their homes during the Christmas period.”

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