'James Bond' legend to appear in TV comedy

Roger Moore is set to join the cast of 'Benidorm'.

The 'James Bond' legend - who is said to be a huge fan of the ITV1 show - is reportedly set to play a local dignitary in the upcoming series of the holiday resort-based comedy.

An insider told The Sun newspaper: "Roger is a massive fan so we thought it would be fun to get him involved. Producers approached his people and they said he'd love to, so we came up with a role for him.

"They've gone for something which they think he'll be comfortable with - a local dignitary. He's known for playing smooth and authoritative characters so it is right up his street. You could hardly have him sitting around the pool in a wife-beater vest drinking lager all day."

The 82-year-old actor is the latest in a string of stars who have signed up to appear in the next series of 'Benidorm'.

'Pineapple Dance Studios' funnyman Louie Spence and 'Blind Date' host Cilla Black are both reportedly set to feature in the show's Christmas special, while Su Pollard has landed a cameo role.

She recently explained: "I'm going as myself and I'm singing at the Benidorm Palace doing cabaret and everything goes wrong! It'll be really funny."

More in this Section

Kanye West ‘in service to God not fame and money’Kanye West ‘in service to God not fame and money’

Singer James Arthur quits Twitter over trollingSinger James Arthur quits Twitter over trolling

Black Eyed Peas star accuses Qantas attendant of racismBlack Eyed Peas star accuses Qantas attendant of racism

Photographer Terry O’Neill dies aged 81Photographer Terry O’Neill dies aged 81


About 70% of our planet is covered in water, in one form or another and it is vital to our survival.Appliance of science: Where does water come from?

Touched by the last rays of the sun, the grey mud of the estuary is dimpled with silver pools. Above them, rooks fly in their thousands, rooks uncountable, on different levels of the air.Interplay of rooks above Cillmanister a lovely mystery

A NEW survey confirms the presence of at least six rare spiders in Killarney National Park.Six rare spiders found in Killarney National Park

IT WAS written about an old ruin in Co Wexford but it may as well have been written for any other place.Islands of Ireland: Cows come home to Inishbarra

More From The Irish Examiner