15:22 03 September 2010
Screen legend Sir Roger Moore has joined the cast of 'Benidorm'.
The film star, who famously played secret agent James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985, is reportedly a huge fan of the ITV1 holiday resort sitcom.
The 82-year-old 'Live and Let Die' star will play a local dignitary in the upcoming series.
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'.
other stars who are tipped to appear in a forthcoming Christmas special include 'Pineapple Dance Studios' funnyman Louie Spence and 'Blind Date' host Cilla Black.
Su Pollard also has a cameo role, of which she stated: "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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