'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."

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