Watch Oprah talk to Idris Elba about coronavirus in a new Apple TV+ show

Idris Elba And Oprah Winfrey
Idris Elba And Oprah Winfrey (Image credit: Deadline)

What you need to know

  • Idris Elba has been diagnosed with coronavirus.
  • Oprah has a new show on Apple TV+ covering the virus.
  • She speaks to the actor via video call in the first episode.

One of the most interesting things about Idris Elba – apart from the fact he should clearly be James Bond by now – is the fact that he currently has coronavirus. And as a result, he also happens to be the first person interviewed by Oprah for her new Apple TV+ show, "Oprah Talks COVID-19".

The episode is available to watch on Apple TV+ now, but unlike other shows, you don't need to be a subscriber to watch, as noted by Deadline.

Oprah Talks COVID-19 is now streaming and can be viewed on Apple TV+, with or without a subscription. The first episode can be seen at in more than 100 countries can stream the series on Apple TV+, in the Apple TV app. New episodes will roll out weekly and will continue to be free to all viewers around the world.

Oprah speaks with Elba about dealing with coronavirus, as well as with his wife Sabrina who is also quarantined alongside him.

You can catch the first episode now via Apple TV, iPad, iPad, Mac, and the web. You know, if you haven't seen enough about coronavirus everywhere else and just need a little bit more of it in your life.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.