BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker wore a sequinned purple blazer for his debut performance on Strictly Come Dancing and was bemused to see none other than Daniel Craig wearing something very similar at the No Time To Die world premiere
Craig, 53, makes his final appearance as the suave super spy in the 25th instalment of the Bond franchise, and on Tuesday night, he attended the star-studded premiere of the eagerly-anticipated film at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Wearing a pink velvet double-breasted jacket, paired with a white shirt, black bow tie and black trousers, Daniel looked effortlessly chic as he celebrated the release of the long-awaited film alongside his co-stars, including Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux and Lashana Lynch.
Daniel was praised for his dapper Old Hollywood style on the red carpet, which even saw his hair slicked into a 50s-inspired quiff, and his BBC Breakfast host – and namesake – was quick to take credit for the actor’s outfit.
“So that’s where it went,” Dan joked in a post on Twitter, alongside a side-by-side photo of him and the Bond star.
In the picture, Daniel can be seen posing on the red carpet in the pink velvet jacket, next to a screenshot of Dan and his dance partner Nadiya Bychkova from the Strictly show last Saturday.
His followers played along with the presenter’s joke, with one replying: “Are you the next Bond Dan – is this the subtle clues we have had to look for…”
While one suggested Dan’s alleged wardrobe influence on the Bond star could be the subject of a dance on the BBC One show.
“Now there’s an idea for week three 007 Daniel Bond battling the incredibly sexy and beautiful bond villain Nadia in a tango,” they wrote.
No Time To Die is Daniel’s fifth outing as 007, and the premiere on Tuesday was also a royal affair, as it was attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.
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No Time to Die is released on Thursday, and it’s being hailed as the movie that will reinvigorate the cinema industry after the Covid crisis.
Meanwhile, Dan is gearing up for his second performance on the Strictly dancefloor, after he revealed his debut made his daughter cry.
The BBC Breakfast co-host impressed the judges with his quickstep to Everybody Needs Somebody To Love from The Blues Brothers, and ended up in joint fourth place on the leaderboard.
Dan said he was overwhelmed to see his teenage daughter crying because she was so proud of her dad, and he said it was “one of the highlights of my entire life”.
“I looked across to where Tess normally is, that’s where my wife and my daughter were sitting, and Suzi had tears pouring out of her eyes. Like, proper tears of joy, and she gave me this lovely little wave to say, ‘Well done, dad’,” he shared.
“That was one of the highlights of my entire life because she absolutely loved it and she’s the one – and her brother and sister – that’s why I decided to do the programme because they were desperate to watch it.”