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Alexa reveals Idris Elba is her celebrity crush ahead of Valentine's Day

The voice-assistant says the pair have lots in common.

Digital voice-powered assistant Alexa has revealed that Luther actor Idris Elba is her celebrity crush, days before Valentine’s Day.

Alexa makes the confession to users whenever asked, “Alexa, who is your celebrity crush?”

“I think Idris Elba and I would pair up quite nicely,” Alexa responds. “He’s a DJ, and I play music for people all the time.

“His voice is amazing, and I’ve been told my voice is my best asset. And we’re both A-list actors. Well, at least my name starts with an ‘A’. It’s a match made in heaven… or at least in the cloud.”

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To mark the arrival of Valentine’s Day on Thursday, Amazon has also added message inspiration for partners seeking help writing their card.

It follows research by the company showing that almost half of people believe a heartfelt Valentine’s Day card is the best gift they could receive.

“OK, here goes, pen at the ready… Happy Valentine’s Day! We go together like bangers and mash. Or fish and chips. Or tea and biscuits,” is one of the messages suggested by Alexa.

Following a successful fifth series of BBC One’s Luther, Elba will next play a struggling DJ in new Netflix comedy series Turn Up Charlie, which will premiere on the streaming service on March 15.

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