Next James Bond: Barbara Broccoli considering reality TV star who 'ticks all the boxes'

Daniel Craig played James Bond for the last time in No Time To Die
Daniel Craig played James Bond for the last time in No Time To Die

007 rumours continue to intensify with a host of names backed to take over the role from Daniel Craig

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An ex-Big Brother star has been tipped to take over the reins as James Bond.

007 rumours continue to intensify with a host of names backed to take over the role from Daniel Craig.

30-year-old Lucien Laviscount is one of the latest names to be backed.

The Burnley-born actor has appeared in Netflix hit Emily in Paris and other successful productions such as Waterloo Road and Coronation Street.

A source has claimed Lucien has caught the eye of producer Barbara Broccoli, who feels his age is ideal to play Bond.

Ms Broccoli is keen for the next actor to portray the character for 15 years, which could rule out 50-year-old Idris Elba.

Many believe Bond’s producers are keen to have an ethnic-minority star play 007 in a bid to be more reflective of modern society.

Lucien Laviscount has been tipped for the 007 role
Lucien Laviscount has been tipped for the 007 role

Bonds in the past have been highbrow, which could scupper Laviscount’s chances, due to his appearance on reality show Celebrity Big Brother in 2011.

A source told the Daily Mail: “Lucien ticks all of the boxes. He is a super talented actor, is extremely handsome and in the past 18 months has won lots of new fans since he joined Emily in Paris.

“Bond bosses are already saying how you can see him in the 007 tuxedo, how dapper and fitting to the role he will look.

“But, there is a sticking point, and that is Big Brother. Lucien appeared on the show at a time when his acting career was not as high profile as it is now.

“He was very popular then and has a fan base now which stretches generations. That is a dream for Barbara who is very taken with him.”

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