Henry Cavill has thrown his hat into the ring and admitted he wants to be the next James Bond. The British actor, currently pulling on the Superman costume, confessed he would ‘love’ to swap his iconic blue and red ‘S’ print Lycra for the chic suits and gadgets sported by the special agent.

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill

In a chat with Graham Norton, the presenter quizzed him about stepping into Daniel Craig’s shoes for the follow-up to the 2015 box office hit Spectre.

The actor started off a little coy and said: "It all depends. Obviously I’m very busy with the Superman stuff but if there were any windows and they wanted me to do that kind of role, then it would be great — I’d love to do it. It depends on what everyone here thinks."

With that he raised his arm to the crowd to invite their response — which came in the form of a huge cheer and round of applause.

Irishman Graham quipped: "Shameless. Shameless. I think walking the streets begging is bad," as the guests, which also included Amy Adams and Ben Affleck, burst into laughter.

He added: "You’re better than that Henry," to which the sultry star joked, "No, I am not."