BRIDGERTON star Rege-Jean Page has dropped a huge hint he's set to play James Bond – after refusing to deny he's got the job.

The handsome actor has set pulses racing in Netflix's saucy period drama – and it might just have helped him bag the role of the greatest ladies man of them all but the star is keeping tight-lipped.

The actor, 31, insisted he wasn't allowed to talk about the "B" word when quizzed on tonight's episode of The Graham Norton Show.

The Duke of Hastings star said: “Bridgerton is the only ‘B” word I am allowed to say – I am not going to talk about the other ‘B’ words!”

A number of fans have flocked to back him for the next 007, with one writing: "We need Rege-Jean Page to be the next Bond, he's set for stardom."

A second posted: "He would make a great Bond, he was so gorgeous in Bridgerton."

A third shared: "Surely the Duke of Hastings is the next Bond."

Another wrote: "The world is ready for Rege Jean Page to be the next James Bond."

In his new Netflix series, Regé-Page plays Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, who enjoys a steamy and passionate relationship with sought after debutante Daphne Bridgerton.

While the nine-part drama is full of graphic sex scenes, it was Regé-Jean's seductive lick of a spoon that tipped viewers over the edge.

The tongue-teasing moment in episode three had fans in a frenzy on Twitter.

In September it was revealed next Bond flick No Time To Die will definitely be Daniel Craig's last as the famous spy.

Producer Barbara Broccoli insisted Daniel has put away his spy gadgets for the last time.

She said: “There’s a few lines that are in the script that Bond fans will love from the books and some wonderful locations that are described in the books.

“We consider this film to be a classic Bond film but with a modern twist.

“It’s also vitally important because it is the fifth and final one that Daniel Craig is going to be doing, so it’s a culmination of everything his portrayal of the character has been through and it ties up all the storylines. “It’s a pretty epic film, I have to say.”

The film's release has been pushed back numerous times due to the coronavirus pandemic but Bond fans will finally get to see it from April 2.

The Graham Norton Show airs Fridays on BBC One at 10.45pm.

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