Star Wars’ John Boyega talks to heat. Get ready to meet your new favourite crush

Star Wars just got a lot more interesting

by Rhiannon Evans |
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When the Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast was finally announced last year, the internet went MAD as director JJ Abrams revealed he’d cast relatively unknown 23-year-old Brit John Boyega as the lead character, Finn.

But it’s not like impending global fame has gone to John’s head – he still lives with his mum and dad in South London, and when heat travels to Girona, in Spain to chat to him for Duel by Pokerstars (a televised poker tournament where John plays footballer Neymar Jnr, launching in December), he’s the most chilled out celebrity we’ve ever met – chatting about his workout schedule, how he’s getting “a lot of love from the lads” (but no women dressed as Princess Leia), and how he went to a Star Wars convention in disguise.

We love him a lot - and if you watch our exclusive video with him (above) we think you will too.


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Sam Smith

Can we talk about how GOOD Sam Smith looks, rn? It must be that James Bond theme he's hiding under his belt...

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Sam Claflin

Even with a dodgy 'tache Sam is fit.

David Gandy3 of 12

David Gandy

Smooth as ever, Monsieur Gandy in your three-piece suit.

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Chris O'Down

Lovely Chris wore brown brogues with his cool navy suit and a big smile.

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Damon Albarn

Blur lead man Damon kept things real with battered lace-ups finishing his evening ensemble.

Jack Guinness6 of 12

Jack Guinness

wink wink* back at ya, babes.

James Bay7 of 12

James Bay

Simply styled yet oh-so-handsome, Bay is a bae.

Paul Rudd8 of 12

Paul Rudd

There's something about Paul Rudd that makes us happy. We think it's his face.

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Samuel L Jackson

You can always rely on Samuel to bring the sleekness. We're glad he ditched the flatcap for the night, too.

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Nick Grimshaw

Nick missed the black tie theme, rocking up in trainers and a double-grey look. We're not sure about his new short hair 'do. We miss your massive bouff, Grim!

Lewis Hamilton11 of 12

Lewis Hamilton

Erm, we don't know where to start. The hir? The lace-up bodice? The shiny suit? It's all too much.

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Tinie Tempah

A big fan of a jazzy jacket, Tinie looked uber fash.

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