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Strictly Come Dancing: YouTube star and Zoella’s brother Joe Sugg is confirmed as the fourth contestant

Strictly Come Dancing: YouTube star and Zoella’s brother Joe Sugg is confirmed as the fourth contestant

YouTube star Joe Sugg is the fourth celebrity set to join this year’s Strictly Come Dancing lineup. The 26-year-old – who is also the brother of internet superstar Zoella – was announced as the latest star to join the BBC prime-time favourite on Tuesday’s Radio 1 breakfast show.

Announcing the news, Strictly’s Twitter account put out a post which read: ‘He’s swapping the Sugg life for the #Strictly life, and YouTube for dancing shoes… Welcome Joe Sugg to our 2018 line-up!’

New face: YouTube star Joe Sugg is the fourth celebrity set to join this year’s Strictly Come Dancing lineup Since setting up a Youtube channel in 2011, Joe has accumulated a fan base of more than eight million subscribers, posting videos of various challenges and pranks, as well as ‘vlogging’ his daily exploits. Speaking about taking part in Strictly, Joe said: ‘I’m honestly so chuffed to be involved in the show this year!  ‘Not going to lie, I’m very nervous about it, it’s totally out of my comfort zone and I know it will be a huge challenge but that’s what life is all about I guess. ‘Funnily enough I’m writing this statement whilst on the way to surprise my grandparents with the news. They are going to be so happy which will definitely make up for any embarrassment or cringe caused by my questionable rhythm.’

Exciting: The news was confirmed on Tuesday’s BBC Radio 1 breakfast show, with Joe saying: ‘It’s totally out of my comfort zone and I know it will be a huge challenge’ Beloved: Joe is the brother of Youtube beauty guru Zoella, and his channel has accumulated more than eight million subscribers Thrilled: Joe himself also took to Twitter to confirm the news of his appointment for the BBC primetime favourite Joe himself also took to Twitter to confirm the news, writing: ‘So this is actually happening!.. Thank you so much!! The support has been unreal! I can’t dance but hopefully I’ll do you all proud and you can make some great memes out of me!’  This comes after Steps’ Faye Tozer and Danny John-Jules were revealed as the second and third contestants to join the star-studded line-up on Monday’s edition of The One Show. The pair – who have previous experience in dance – join TV personality Katie Piper, who was unveiled as the first celebrity to star in the beloved series just hours earlier. Tragedy hitmaker Faye, 42, appeared relieved to finally lift the lid on the news as she admitted she was forced to lie to friends and family, while the Red Dwarf actor, 57, confessed he was ‘nervous’ about the upcoming stint.

Exciting: Faye Tozer and Danny John-Jules were revealed as the second and third contestants to join the star-studded line-up on Monday’s edition of The One Show Talking to presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones, the blonde revealed: ‘I lied to so many people, it was so hard!’ When questioned on what she’s most excited about, Faye shared: ‘I’m most excited about the costume and elaborate make-up!’ She added: ‘Being on Strictly is literally a dream come true! It’s everything my 9 year old self ever wanted from showbiz and I’m going to relish every moment!’

Celebrity Big Brother’s Roxanne Pallett got engaged ONE week after meeting boyfriend Lee Walton in a pub

CELEBRITY Big Brother’s Roxanne Pallett has revealed she got engaged to her boyfriend Lee Walton just seven days after meeting him. The 36-year-old actress said people thought she was “crazy” after she said yes to the 40-year-old steel worker when he got down on one knee. Roxanne Pallett has revealed she got engaged to her boyfriend Lee Walton just seven days after meeting him.

Former Emmerdale star Roxanne explained Lee proposed while she was getting ready for a night out and because he didn’t have a ring, they had matching tattoos on their ring fingers. He’s now saved up for a big sparkler and she beamed as she proudly showed it off in their first photoshoot as a couple. Roxanne also explained she chose to wear the sparkler on her right hand so she could always look at the inking on her left. She said: “We were engaged within a week of meeting! I know it sounds crazy, but I knew my heart.” Roxanne Pallett says boyfriend Tom ‘kept her alive’ after horror crash but claims she’s been ‘abused’ by cruel trolls who were ‘disappointed she only got internal bruising’

The former Emmerdale actress, who will go into Celebrity Big Brother this week, said she’s never felt happierLee admitted he’d followed Roxanne’s career and had always fancied her so when he met her he thought it was his lucky day. The pair met in their local pub and were “kissing within five minutes of meeting”. Roxanne added: “I just flung my arms around him and it was like we’d been together forever.” The pair, who posed up in wedding gear at Friends Fest last month, will start planning their wedding once Roxanne leaves the Celebrity Big Brother house. Splash News The couple have already had a practise at being bride and groom, as they posed for fun pictures during a day out at Friends Fest last month viva las vegas! Scarlett Moffatt parties by the pool with pals as she relaxes in Las Vegas.

Kate Beckinsale and Kathy Griffin strip off for bikini battle at party Caning it Love Island’s Charlie parties with Alexandra while girlfriend Ellie is in Dublin Ant’s pad Inside Ant McPartlin’s £4million six-bedroom mansion boasting games room and bar ‘SKIN AND BONES’ Kerry Katona shares pics of her face & protruding belly after falling ill A MIGHTY BLOW Love Island’s Frankie Foster caught cheating on Samira Mighty She will join celebrities including Dan Osborne and Stormy Daniels on Thursday night for the official launch. During her interview, Roxanne said she’d been asked to go on the hit Channel 5 show for the past six years but had always refused. When asked what had changed her mind, Roxanne admitted she had grown in confidence and finally felt as though she could be her “real self” on camera.

Jack Whitehall secures role to play gay character in Disney’s The Jungle Cruise alongside Emily Blunt and Dwayne …

Jack Whitehall secures role to play gay character in Disney’s The Jungle Cruise alongside Emily Blunt and Dwayne …

Jack Whitehall will play a gay character in Disney’s The Jungle Cruise.

The comedian, 30, who has previously starred in small cameo roles in Frozen and the upcoming Nutcracker and the Four Realms, will star alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, 46, and Emily Blunt, 35.  In what is being regarded as a pivotal moment in Walt Disney’s history, Jack will play Emily’s gay brother in the film franchise. Huge role: Jack Whitehall will play a gay character in Disney’s The Jungle Cruise A source told The Sun: ‘This is a huge gig for Jack and has landed him his biggest ever pay cheque. ‘But, more excitingly, he is playing a gay man – one who is hugely effete, very camp and very funny, it’s a dream role. ‘Disney’s always been incredibly supportive of the LGBTQ community, this latest script, set at a time when it wasn’t socially acceptable to be gay, is another significant turning point.’

Star-studded line-up: The comedian, 30, will star alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Emily Blunt Exciting: Earlier this week, the comedian took to Twitter to share a video of Dwayne talking about the film, set for release in 2019 Earlier this week, the comedian took to Twitter to share a video of Dwayne talking about the film, set for release in 2019.  He said: ‘It’s been years in the making and from the bottom of my heart we are all so honoured to bring this rich story and movie to life for all of you around the world

Now check this out in 1955 Walt disney imagined, designed and created the very first Jungle Cruise ride and how about this- Walt Disney himself was the first skipper for the very first Jungle Cruise ride. Based on the ride: Johnson will play a boat captain who takes his sister (Blunt) and her brother (Whitehall) on a mission to find a tree believed to possess healing powers.  ‘It is with great honour and reverence that I get the opportunity to play this role and we can show you guys this story. He added: ‘Walt this one is for you buddy and world get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. ‘Welcome to Jungle Cruise.’  Johnson will play a boat captain who takes his sister (Blunt) and her brother (Whitehall) on a mission to find a tree believed to possess healing powers.  Storyline: ‘Wild animals and a competing German expedition figure into the proceeding Wild animals and a competing German expedition figure into the proceedings. Jack’s gay character role comes after Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 2017 release featured LeFou as a homosexual man.  In the lead-up to the nationwide premiere, it was revealed the character of Gaston’s manservant, played by Frozen alum Josh Gad, will have the first ‘gay scene’ in Disney’s history. Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon has said of Gad’s character: ‘LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston’.

Turning point: Jack’s gay character role comes after Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast release featured LeFou as a homosexual man

 

Paul Chuckle looks emotional at a Rotherham football match

Paul Chuckle looks emotional at a Rotherham football match

Paul Chuckle was seen for the first time since the death of his brother and comedic partner Barry on Sunday. The children’s entertainer, 70, looked emotional as he attended a football match between their beloved Rotherham and Ipswich Town on Saturday.

Paul – who with Barry was named honorary vice president of the club in 2017 – took part in a minute applause before kickoff. Scroll down for video  Paying tribute: Paul Chuckle looked emotional as he’s seen for the first time since brother Barry’s death aged 73 at a Rotherham football match on Saturday Paul – dressed in a black suit with a tie in the Rotherham red and white colours –  pointed to heaven in a touching tribute to his late brother as the crowd cheered for the much-adored comedy performer. During the 73rd minute of the match, the audience erupted into the Brothers’ celebrated catchphrase ‘To Me, To You’ in memory of Barry, who passed away aged 73.  Barry and Paul were lifelong fans of the football team, who won the game 1-0 against Ipswich in a fitting tribute for one of the biggest fans. Rotherham FC shared their own social media tribute to Barry, writing: ‘FT| Millers 1 v 0 Ipswich. To you, Barry #rufc’ alongside a snap of the star holding his own personalised jersey.

 

Barry’s death at the age of 73 was announced on Sunday after a battle with heart disease, and tributes have since poured for the TV star (L) (pictured together in 1993) Days after his brother’s death, Paul vowed to ‘carry on’ working in showbusiness as he spoke publicly for the first time since his brother Barry’s death. Taking to Twitter on Thursday, the children’s comic thanked fans for their support, confirming he will continue to perform as a solo act because it is what his late sibling would have wanted. Barry’s death at the age of 73 was announced on Sunday after a battle with heart disease, and tributes have since poured for the TV star.  Emotional: Paul – dressed in a black suit with a tie in the Rotherham red and white colours – blew a kiss as the crowd cheered for the much-adored comedy performer In memory: During the 73rd minute of the match, the audience erupted into the Brothers’ celebrated catchphrase ‘To Me, To You’ in memory of Barry, who passed away aged 73 His full tweet read: ‘I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone for all your messages they’ve been hard to read but I read every one. ‘It’s the worst feeling ever but I have to carry on as I know Barry would want me to having always been so supportive of each other in both work and our personal lives (sic).’   It was the first time Paul had spoken publicly since his brother’s death, though his wife Sue did take to Twitter on Sunday to thank fans for their support, adding that he was ‘absolutely devastated’ about Barry’s death. ‘To you’:

Rotherham FC shared their own social media tribute to Barry, writing: ‘FT| Millers 1 v 0 Ipswich. To you, Barry #rufc’ alongside a snap of the star holding his own personalised jersey Heartwarming moment: Paul – who with Barry was named honorary vice president of the club in 2017 – took part in a minute applause before kickoff Jubilant:

Barry and Paul were lifelong fans of the football team, who won the game 1-0 against Ipswich in a fitting tribute for one of the biggest fans The message read: ‘Paul has asked me to send a message to thank EVERYONE for your lovely messages this morning, he is absolutely devastated so unable to respond himself but your messages really do help and he knows Barry would so happy to know how much he was loved, Sue X (sic).’ Barry is thought to have kept his ill health a secret for more than a year so that he could continue to perform.   He knew from last summer he only had months to live but didn’t tell anyone outside his immediate family, Barry’s older brother Brian said.  Smiles: Paul looked in great spirits as he watched his beloved team score, and threw a thumbs up at other fans from the stands Barry left behind younger brother Paul, who starred alongside him as Britain’s favourite children’s comedy duo, and older brothers Jimmy, 86, and Brian, 83. ‘We’ve known for a while Barry was very ill’ Brian told The Sun. ‘I drove up this week and saw him for two hours. We knew the end was very near. He was on morphine but we chatted. I gave him a kiss goodbye at the end. There were tears, of course.’

Comedy duo: Veteran entertainer Barry, one half of the Chuckle Brothers, died on Sunday aged 73, following a battle with heart disease ‘Up until this last year he’d been fine. But he’s been a smoker all his life. It’s been very rough. Especially keeping it from people.’  He died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones, his manager Phil Dale said. The pair were best known for their hit BBC show ChuckleVision which ran for 21 series from 1987 to 2009.  Fan favourite: The pair were best known for their hit BBC show ChuckleVision which ran for 21 series from 1987 to 2009

 

Lisa Armstrong lines up UK’s top divorce lawyer to start negotiations on Ant McPartlin’s £62million fortune

Lisa Armstrong lines up UK’s toughest divorce lawyer to start negotiations on Ant McPartlin’s £62million fortune

Lisa Armstrong is said to have taken a string of secret meetings with the UK’s toughest divorce lawyer in a bid to begin negotiations for a settlement in her divorce from Ant McPartlin . According to a report in The Sun , the makeup artist, 41, has had several conversations with Ayesha Vardag, who specialises in big money divorce negotiations. The founder and president of Vardags, powerhouse Ayesha is credited with getting the law changed in 2010, so that prenuptial agreements could be legally enforced in England and Wales. “Lisa has repeatedly met with Ayesha Vardag — nicknamed the Diva of Divorce,” a source told The Sun.

“She charges £845 an hour and is one of the toughest divorce lawyers in the world.” And while Ant, 42, – who is now dating former PA Anne-Marie Corbett, also 42, – has reportedly already offered Lisa the chance to keep their West London home in exchange for a quickie divorce, the insider says she is in no rush to settle. They said: “Lisa doesn’t need to be hasty.” Lisa recently returned from a month-long holiday in Los Angeles, and got straight back to work as pal Stephen Mulhern’s makeup artist on Saturday Night Takeaway spin-off show, In For A Penny. And now, it is thought that Lisa is ready to to begin dealing with her upcoming divorce. Vardag’s Emma Gill said: “All of Ant’s cash was made during their relationship. Ayesha Vardag is one of the toughest divorce lawyers in the UK

“Even though they split in January, his relationship with Anne-Marie could be classed as cheating in the eyes of the law. “Ant and Lisa’s beloved dog Hurley could also be a sticking point.” Ayesha once revealed that she often finds wealthy exes will battle to hire her first in a bid to get the upper hand in the courtroom. She said: “A separating couple will often race to get me to represent them and not the other side.” Ant won’t be presenting in the jungle with Dec this year. Mum-of-three Ayesha infamously won a whopping £64million settlement for Pauline Chai when divorcing Laura Ashley boss Khoo Kay Peng in 2017. Meanwhile, Ant has confirmed that he will be taking the rest of the year off so that he can focus on his health, which means he will skip filming I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here with co-host and best pal Declan Donnelly. He and Dec will also not front a new series of Saturday Night Takeaway next year, while the show is rested.

 

EastEnders spoilers: Keanu’s violent outburst shocks the Taylors

Keanu Taylor is one of Walford’s good guys but the pressure of numerous problems eventually gets to him next week.  The Taylors quiz Keanu about his bruised eye but Keanu is reluctant to tell them about the run-in with the gang.

It’s understandable – after all, Keegan is still grieving over Shakil’s death. Fed up with a barrage of questions, Keanu shocks everyone by punching a hole in the door. He then storms off. Keanu’s day gets worse after worried Keegan checks on him and lets slip a crucial detail about Keanu’s dad. Is it time Karen told him the truth? The gang who attacked Keanu and Dennis have also returned and Keanu is left furious and wound up by the day’s events. In the end it’s an unexpected person that pushes him to breaking point. When Hayley Slater picks up on Keanu’s bad mood and teases him, he snaps and does something that leaves Keanu disgusted with himself. But is Hayley okay?

What Keanu doesn’t know is that the cheeky Slater is pregnant. Hayley has already had to visit hospital once due to falling off Kat’s scooter.

What will Keanu do to her?

Casualty spoilers: Sam Nicholls actress divulges ‘shock’ at character’s exit

Casualty spoilers: Sam Nicholls actress divulges ‘shock’ at character’s exit

Sam (played by Charlotte Salt) met her maker tonight in a harrowing twist on the BBC drama following a traumatic explosion. The paramedic didn’t realise she’d been hit by some shrapnel and toward the end of the show exposed her horrific wounds.

Iain Dean (Michael Stevenson) tried to help his colleague when he found her in an ambulance but he was sadly too late. But Sam star Charlotte has divulged her “shock” at her character’s grisly end. When asked how she felt about the door not being left open for a return, the actress told Digital Spy: “Yeah, it was a bit of a shock. “It was the producer’s idea as she was pretty intent that if you are going to go, then you’ve got to go properly – you don’t want a situation where you just keep coming back. “I was never going to going to come back again as I’ve already done that once, so we wanted her to go out on a bang.” Viewers will remember when Sam first joined Holby City Hospital, she worked as a speciality registrar in emergency medicine. However, after Charlotte first left the programme and returned in 2017, Sam came back to work as a paramedic. Charlotte also spoke on the difference between her two departures. Questioned if this exit felt different to her last, she said: “Yes definitely, it’s quite sad. There is a real finality to it rather than ‘Oh well, I can always come back one day.’ “For me, personally and professionally, this way as I can leave on a real high and move forward.” Naturally, fans were distraught at seeing the beloved character go and took to Twitter to express their grief.

One viewer exclaimed: “@BBCCasualty omg, not Sam!!! #Casualty #Casualty3006 great episode though!!!”

“#Casualty can’t believe it not Sam,” another disappointed fan declared.

“Listen #Casualty writers. It’s a Saturday. I’m a bottle of wine and a half deep and you have the cheek to kill off Sam and force me to watch Ian trying to save her? You monsters,” a third vented.

A fourth added: “I really did not want Sam to die! There will be ructions now Blake works out she was seeing Jacob. What a brilliant episode #casualty.”

However, there are also concerns that Iain could be set to follow in Sam’s footsteps and exit as he struggles in the aftermath of the accident. In a teaser posted to Casualty’s official Twitter account, Iain can be seen apologising to Sam’s lifeless body lying in a morgue. He tells her: “I’m so sorry Sam. This is all my fault.” Could poor Iain quit his job as he battles his demons in the wake of Sam’s untimely death? Casualty continues Saturday on BBC One.

 

BBC’s Dan Walker says he’s NOT doing Strictly Come Dancing – after accidentally saying he would be

BBC’s Dan Walker says he’s NOT doing Strictly Come Dancing – after accidentally saying he would be

BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker has confirmed he’s definitely not taking part in Strictly Come Dancing – after accidentally saying he would be. The host of Football Focus took to Twitter to reply to lots of rumours about his presence on the show, saying they were “not true.” However, a typo meant he sadly set fans into hysterical panic as he seemed to accidentally confirm he WOULD be taking part in the show. He tweeted: “Now then… the rumours are not true.

“I am 100% doing @bbcstrictly this year. Too busy with life, @BBCBreakfast, Football Focus & a new quiz on @BBCOne starting next month called #ChaseTheCase.” Despite trying to promote his new quiz and other shows, he left a very important word out of his tweet, and had to clear up the fact that he was definitely not going to take part. His fans went mad when they thought he might be in the show, but he quickly cleared up what happened.

He tweeted again: “Ooops! NOT DOING Quite an important word to miss out. I shall be watching from the safety of the sofa,” he tweeted later. Dan even confirmed the fact he wouldn’t be on the show again, adding #not at the end to affirm the truth. He is one of many rumoured to be joining the BBC show, with names such as Cheryl, Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts and Blue’s Lee Ryan, along with YouTube star Zoella’s brother, Joe Suggs.

Strictly 2018 line-up rumours At present, none of the potential line up have been confirmed, but Dan’s made sure to confirm his non-presence in the line up as definitely as possible. Along with Dan, stars Ben Shephard, Corrie’s Catherine Tyldesley and Maya Jama have ruled themselves out of the running for the show, while Michelle Keegan’s husband Mark Wright confirmed she too was “too busy with other projects” for the reality series. Strictly Come Dancing is set to return to the small screen in the autumn.

 

Cheryl’s career: from Girls Aloud to The Greatest Dancer

Cheryl’s career: from Girls Aloud to The Greatest Dancer

Cheryl – born Cheryl Tweedy in Newcastle in 1983 – first rose to fame in 2002 by taking part in a reality TV programme Popstars: The Rivals.

She, along with Nicola Roberts, Sarah Harding, Kimberley Walsh and Nadine Coyle, won a place in girl group Girls Aloud and went on to score the Christmas number one of that year with their debut single, Sound Of The Underground. The group had a total of four UK number one singles and 21 UK top 10s, according to the Official Charts Company.

Cheryl's career: from Girls Aloud to The Greatest Dancer

In 2009 Girls Aloud announced they were taking a short break but reunited in 2012 for their 10th anniversary. In March 2013, after their final concert in Liverpool, they announced on Twitter that they were splitting up indefinitely.

Cheryl launched a successful solo career and has released four solo albums – 3 Words, Messy Little Raindrops, A Million Lights and Only Human, her most recent effort, which came out in 2014. The pop star recently revealed she is working on a new album, which has been co-written with her former Girls Aloud co-star Roberts.

As a solo artist, Cheryl has had five number one singles and two number one albums. As well as her music career, she has enjoyed a run of high-profile TV jobs. The 35-year-old joined The X Factor as a judge in 2008 and during that time she mentored two winners – Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry. She left the show in 2010 before re-joining in 2014, following a short stint as a judge on the US version of The X Factor in 2011.

She was sensationally fired by Simon Cowell before the show even aired. She later said in an interview with the Evening Standard magazine that Cowell had done the “right thing to remove her”. “I was suffering from a lot of things – heartache, confusion – I was in a dark place,” she said.

Cheryl's career: from Girls Aloud to The Greatest Dancer

Following her X Factor return in 2014, she remained for two series, and in 2015 mentored runners-up Reggie N Bollie. In 2017, she made a brief return to The X Factor to help Cowell during the judges’ houses stage.

Cheryl's career: from Girls Aloud to The Greatest Dancer

Cheryl welcomed her first child in March last year, a son called Bear, with now-ex partner Liam Payne, of One Direction fame.

The singer is very involved in charitable work and has set up her own organisation alongside The Prince’s Trust – Cheryl’s Trust. Earlier this year she opened her centre in Newcastle. She said she still relates to young people in the North East, despite her fame and success. “You never forget,” she told the Press Association. “I have never forgotten how I felt as a teenager. “It’s tough growing up in the North East, especially now the unemployment rate is ridiculous.

Cheryl's career: from Girls Aloud to The Greatest Dancer

“So, if we can help one, two, three, four people a year, let alone thousands or hundreds, get a job or get on their feet with their own business, then I have done more than my fair share.”

In 2003, Cheryl was charged with assault after becoming involved in an incident with toilet attendant Sophie Amogbokpa at a club in Guildford, Surrey. She was later cleared of the racially aggravated assault charge against her but was found guilty of assault and was ordered to pay a £3,000 fine and complete 120 hours of community service.

Cheryl's career: from Girls Aloud to The Greatest Dancer

She will appear alongside Glee star Matthew Morrison and Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse as a dance captain on BBC One’s new show, The Greatest Dancer.

 

Who will be the next James Bond – from Idris Elba to Tom Hardy to Tom Hiddleston?

Craig has played 007 since Casino Royale in 2006 and is set to take on the role again in 2019’s Bond 25 – but rumours are rife that next year’s will be his last outing. And this week Idris is now the hot favourite to take over from Craig.

Elba’s chances of replacing Daniel Craig have never looked better as Bond bosses close in on a decision.

Here is a rundown of the current favourites to take over from Craig at taking on the role first made famous on the big screen by Sean Connery in 1962’s.

Idris Elba

Who will be the next James Bond – from Idris Elba to Tom Hardy to Tom Hiddleston?James Bond producers seriously leaning towards Idris Elba as James Bond

James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli said she’s open to diversifying the role of Bond and the Daily Star reports that Broccoli had a conversation with director Antoine Fuqua about potentially casting the role with a non-white actor. The article says Broccoli told Fuqua ‘it is time’ for a person of colour to get the role, with all previous Bonds having been white. She added that casting an ethnic minority actor as 007 ‘will happen eventually.’ ‘Idris could do it if he was in shape,’ she revealed. ‘You need a guy with a physically strong presence. Idris has that.’

Tom Hardy

Who will be the next James Bond – from Idris Elba to Tom Hardy to Tom Hiddleston?Tom is no stranger to the big screen

The bad man of British acting is no stranger to the big screen having appeared recently in Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, The Dark Knight Rises and Legend. The British actor starred in the BBC series Taboo and has fuelled Bond rumours after refusing to comment on whether he would like to take over from Daniel Craig, for fear of jinxing his chance. His odds were slashed when it was revealed that the have-a-go hero turned into a real life Bond and chased a motorbike thief through the streets of Richmond and made a citizen’s arrest.

James Norton

Who will be the next James Bond – from Idris Elba to Tom Hardy to Tom Hiddleston?

Could this Yorkshireman handle a license to kill

First nipping into the stakes last year after a number of critically acclaimed roles alongside that of his regular appearances in Grantchester. His latest role in crime drama McMafia has seen the Yorkshire-born star pushed to the the top of the pile when it comes to blowing up bad guys and swigging martinis (though we’re sure James prefers a pint of Black Sheep himself).

Aidan Turner

Who will be the next James Bond – from Idris Elba to Tom Hardy to Tom Hiddleston?Aidan Turner is good at running away from journalists

Aidan started his career on stage but soon found fame on the big screen after appearing in The Hobbit trilogy, before landing the lead in Poldark. The 35-year-old took pole-position in the Bond odds back in August, however, he refused to comment on the rumours at MCM Expo last May.   Jack Huston 8/1 Jack most recently appeared on the big screen in 2016 (sort-of) hit Ben Hur (Credit: Splash)Jack most recently appeared on the big screen in 2016 (sort-of) hit Ben Hur. The British actor has also appeared in The Longest Ride, American Hustle and the infamous movie phenomenon, The Twilight Saga.

Cillian Murphy 

Who will be the next James Bond – from Idris Elba to Tom Hardy to Tom Hiddleston?

The Peaky Blinders star is also on the cards to take over the role from Craig, proving his action prowess in films including the Batman trilogy and Inception.

Any Female

Kristen Stewart

Who will be the next James Bond – from Idris Elba to Tom Hardy to Tom Hiddleston?

Gillian Anderson

Who will be the next James Bond – from Idris Elba to Tom Hardy to Tom Hiddleston?A number of female stars have said they’d love to take on the role of Bond as the first female, from Kristen Stewart to Gillian Anderson. But Craig’s wife Rachel Weisz won’t be putting her name forward when her husband hands in the towel, as she doesn’t agree with the idea that Bond could be a girl.

Tom Hiddleston

Who will be the next James Bond – from Idris Elba to Tom Hardy to Tom Hiddleston?

Tom’s stint in The Night Manager has only affirmed what many believe – he’s a sure-fire contender for 007. He’s made some excellent strides in Hollywood – despite the disaster that was his short-lived romance with Tay Tay – and his stint in The Night Manager has only affirmed what many believe – he’s a sure-fire contender for 007. Plus he’s not been afraid to throw his hat into the ring for the role before. And there you have. Of course there are many more names who have been linked to the role – either by bookies or by them announcing they’d love the role, from Henry Cavill to Sam Heughan or Jonathan Rhys-Meyers – but we’ll just have to sit patiently and wait…