DAVID OYELOWO has beaten hot favourite Idris Elba to become the first black James Bond in brand new 007 adventure Trigger Mortis.
The Nigerian actor will voice the secret agent in the new audio book of the latest Bond novel by Anthony Horowitz.
Oyelow said he is “very honoured” when the news was revealed.
“I am officially the only person on planet Earth who can legitimately say, ‘I am the new James Bond.’
"Even saying that name is the cinematic equivalent of doing the ‘to be or not to be’ speech.”
“I was asked specifically by the Fleming estate, which is really special,” he added.
Oyelowo described his Bond as “a man who is very self-assured” but not perfect.