Outlander star Sam Heughan has addressed speculation linking him to be the next Bond. 

Daniel Craig will feature as Bond for the final time when the 25th installment of the series when the forthcoming film, No Time to Die is released. 

And his latest performance in big action film, SAS: Red Notice, has added to speculation that the Scottish Outlander star could soon be the next 007. 

In the film, Heughan plans Special Forces operative Tom Buckingham - with many stating that the role in the film could be seen as an audition of sorts for Bond. 

On the comments linking him to the role, he told Esquire: "I think any actor would never say they're not interested.

"Of course, you'd be interested. I mean, it is all rumours, and sometimes you think, should I, should we even talk about it? Because you don't want to jinx it. I'm sure the people, whoever runs [Bond] – you know, Barbara Broccoli and Eon and all that – they must be sick of it; people sort of throwing their hat into the ring.

"But yeah, he's a great character, and would be certainly be a fascinating character study and place to kick off. But I think in SAS we have our own authentic note based on real life scenarios, we have our authentic character, so I'd love to explore this one more."