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Licence to Trill: Sam Smith in line for Bond movie song?

Sam Smith in line to sing Spectre theme? Credit: PA

It has been reported that Sam Smith could be about to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Louis Armstrong, Shirley Bassey and Madonna.

The Cambridgeshire singier star is apparently in line to record the theme song for the new James Bond movie Spectre.

The movie stars Daniel Craig, Django Unchained star Christoph Waltz and Monica Bellucci.

The Sunday times says the 23 year old was commissioned directly by director Sam Mendes.

The cast of Spectre Credit: PA

Singer Sam Smith matches Beatles success

Sam Smith at The Brit awards in February this year. Credit: ITV Studios

Singer Sam Smith, from Great Chishill in Cambridgeshire, has made history by matching the chart success of The Beatles. His album In The Lonely Hour has notched up 50 consecutive weeks in the top 5. The only other debut album to do that was the Fab Four's Please Please Me in 1963/64.