Piers Morgan spoke out in view of his 7.1 million Twitter followers yesterday following James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli’s new interview. However, the Good Morning Britain host said the news would be “distressing” for some.
The 54-year-old tweeted after the filmmaker, 59, said the next person to play 007 will be male.
Upcoming film No Time To Die will be Daniel Craig’s last outing as the spy, and there has been speculation that his successor will be a woman.
The rumours were fuelled when it was disclosed that actress Lashana Lynch is playing a female 00 agent after Bond has left active service.
But Barbara told Variety magazine she sees the next Bond as male.
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The A-lister, 66, played Bond between 1994 and 2005 in movies GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day.
He was the fifth actor to play the secret agent before Daniel took over for Casino Royale in 2006.
Pierce told The Hollywood Reporter in September: “I think we’ve watched the guys do it for the last 40 years, get out of the way, guys, and put a woman up there.
“I think it would be exhilarating, it would be exciting.”