Helen Flanagan, the former Coronation Street star turned I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here contestant turned glamour model, is apparently in the running to be the next Bond girl. 

The 23-year-old reportedly made a big impression after meeting with casting directors at MGM in Los Angeles, "turning heads" at the movie company. Of course, we shouldn't read too much into this given it comes from the scallywags at The Sun but the story is so ridiculous that it might actually be true.

Model Kate Upton - one of the world's most famous faces - is also in the frame to star alongside Daniel Craig in the new movie, set to be helmed once again by Sam Mendes.

Should Flanagan land the role - which would represent the biggest surprise in the history of movie casting - she'd follow in the footsteps of Halle Berry, Ursula Andress, Gemma Arterton and Teri Hatcher. 

On July 11, 2013, it was confirmed that Daniel Craig would return as James Bond for Bond 24, with Mendes returning as director and John Logan once again writing the script following the monumental success of Skyfall.

So far, only the casting of Craig has been officially confirmed though Ralph Fiennes will return as M and Ben Whishaw as Q. Rumors suggest Benedict Cumberbatch could feature, perhaps as the main villain. 

Flanagan has signed on for Mark Millicent's comedy-romance Fizzy Days, starring Boardwalk Empire's Stephen Graham and James Dreyfus. The comedy caper set in the north of England in the 1970s will be released in 2014.

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