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Danny Dyer: I want to be the first working class James Bond

Danny Dyer has "put feelers out" to Bond bosses as he'd love to take over from the current 007 Daniel Craig.

EastEnders actor Danny Dyer wants to bring "something different" to James Bond.

The East London native is best known for his cockney accent and hard man persona and while these credentials wouldn't normally be associated with 007, the 38-year-old thinks it would be good to put a new spin on the legendary secret agent.

"I’ve put feelers out and it might be laughable for some people but... Bond!" he told Ian Wright’s Absolute Radio show. “I want to have a bang on the Bond, mate. I’d love to do the Bond. Bring something different to the Bond, you know what I mean? Bit of charisma. A working class Bond.”

While the actor - who currently plays Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter on the BBC One soap - isn't a fan of Bond's chosen tipple, there are other elements of his character that Danny would happily get on board with.

“He likes to have a lager, he don’t want a dirty Martini," he continued. "Loves the birds, loves the motor. What more do you want?”

While Danny now lives out in Essex, he wants to have his sperm frozen to ensure the cockney race doesn't become extinct.

"It is a dying breed - my old man’s generation - but the world changes," he said. “I don’t know what we are going to do with a lack of Cockneys.”

Danny certainly makes the most of his East End roots with his role on Albert Square and he recently revealed what fans can expect from the show's Christmas episodes.

"I'm not allowed to give too much away. They said, 'We're gonna leave you this Christmas because last year we put it on you,' but New Year's Day, here we f**king go," he told UK talk show host Jonathan Ross, also opening up about his character's impending nuptials.

"It's an EastEnders wedding so it's f**ked straight away, it's not going to be happy but it's another gift for me as an actor. I have to wear a wetsuit so that says something, there's water involved! It starts off lovely and then goes a bit bandy."

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