Stormzy and Idris Elba dressed up as Father Christmas and paid a visit to sick children at two hospitals in London. How nice is that?

Being stuck in hospital at the time of year must be horrible for kids, so the pair dressed up and managed to put some smiles on the faces of the patients on the children's wards of Newham and Whipps Cross hospitals.

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The pair, alongside a bunch of elf-helpers, did the rounds at the hospitals, posing for photos with the children as well as handing out presents - and it looks like they enjoyed themselves while giving something back.

Speaking to the Newhall Recorder, Idris said: "I always wanted to give back in this way, to children's hospitals.

"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."

The dad of one of the patients, told the paper: "What a surprise! Great to see two mega stars taking time out to dress up as Santa and bringing gifts for our son - a treasured memory. Thank you Newham Hospital."

Credit: Barts Health

Fans heaped praise on the two stars on social media, calling the gesture 'sweet' and the pair 'legends'.



Idris and Stormzy have become pals in recent months and have been spotted out drinking with their other halves in clubs in London. My invite must have got lost in the post.

Source: The Newham Recorder

Featured Image Credit: Barts Health

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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