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Sam Smith confirms he will sing theme song to new James Bond movie Spectre

Published 08/09/2015 | 10:00

Sam Smith
Sam Smith
Sam Smith performing on the Virgin Media Stage, during day one of the V Festival, at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 22, 2015. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Sam Smith has confirmed he will be singing the theme tune for upcoming James Bond movie Spectre.

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The "Like I Can" singer tweeted a black and white photo of himself wearing a ring with a mysterious octopus engraved onto it. Said octopus is the logo for the sinister Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion that features in Ian Fleming's novels about secret agent 007. The emblem appears on rings worn by many SPECTRE agents.

Earlier today, he confirmed the speculation, tweeting: "I hope you all enjoy the song as much as I enjoyed making it.

"I am so excited to be a part of this iconic British legacy and join an incredible line up of some of my biggest musical inspirations.

"This is one of the highlights of my career. I am honoured to finally announce that I will be singing the next Bond theme song."

Today, Sony Pictures added: "SAM SMITH has recorded and co-written the title track, ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ for SPECTRE, available September 25."

Earlier this year, Smith denied that he was performing the theme and hinted that Ellie Goulding was in line to do it instead. "I heard Ellie Goulding was going to do it, it's definitely not me," he told Capital FM. "I'm deadly serious! I think I would know by now! I'd love to do it, who knows? I'd just love to do it. It would be a dream."

Spectre is due for release in the UK on 26 October. Daniel Craig is back in the lead as Bond, with Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Lea Seydoux and Naomie Harris also starring.

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