We’ve had the teeniest of teases of Sherlock star Andrew Scott’s character in the trailer for Spectre, but apart from that he’s remained absolutely schtum about what exactly where he figures in the new James Bond movie.
So imagine our surprise when we found out that Scott will be turning up on The One Show sofa this evening at 7pm on BBC1.
Matt Baker may not exactly be an arch espionage interrogator, but Scott has to tell us something about his Bond debut? Right?
The only thing we know for sure is that the Sherlock star plays Max Denbigh, the “new head of the Centre for National Security [who] questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6”. It clearly isn’t that simple.
In this Spectre tease, the line “You came across me so many times and yet you never saw me” sounds an awful lot like it was delivered by Scott rather than Christopher Waltz’s villain. Is he a double agent? The ultimate bad guy pulling the strings?
While everyone is almost certain that Waltz’s character will turn out to be Blofeld, the original head of criminal organisation Spectre, just think how cool a twist it would be if the man known as Sherlock’s nemesis Moriarty also starred as Bond’s arch enemy?
While Scott probably isn’t about to spoil the surprise of his character’s true intentions, it’s definitely worth Bond fans tuning in to tonight’s One07 Show.
The producers promise us an “exclusive clip” of the new movie, plus a location report from Spectre’s stunning car chase in Rome.