Daniel Craig gives his brutal advice for the next James Bond

Daniel Craig gives his brutal advice for the next James Bond after Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Henry Cavill become favourites to take on 007 role

Daniel Craig has dished up his savage advice for the next James Bond after hanging up his 007 boots. 

The actor, 54, bowed out of his role as the secret agent after the blockbuster hit No Time To Die and speculation has been rife about who is next in line – with Aaron Taylor Johnson and Henry Cavill leading the bookies’ favourites.  

 Daniel was quizzed about what words of wisdom he has for his successor in an interview with Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott on Magic Radio

'Don't be s**t!': Daniel Craig has dished up his savage advice for the next James Bond, after hanging up his 007 boots

‘Don’t be s**t!’: Daniel Craig has dished up his savage advice for the next James Bond, after hanging up his 007 boots

The 007 agent actor was promoting his latest film Knives Out with Kate Hudson when Ronan asked: ‘I’m not going to ask you the obvious thing, the elephant in the room. 

‘But I’m not going to ask you that question. What I’m going to ask you is…’, before Kate interrupted: ‘What is the elephant in the room?’ 

To which Ronan replied: ‘Who is the next James Bond’, with Daniel quipping: ‘Like I’d know’. 

Time for the next 007: The actor, 54, bowed out of his role as the secret agent after the blockbuster hit No Time To Die and speculation has been rife about who is next in line

Time for the next 007: The actor, 54, bowed out of his role as the secret agent after the blockbuster hit No Time To Die and speculation has been rife about who is next in line

The Boyzone singer then went on to ask the actor what it takes to be ‘James Bond’. 

Stumped for words, Daniel said: ‘Oh I don’t know. God…’, before adding: ‘Don’t be s**t!’. 

The Casino Royale heartthrob’s witty response received roars of laughter in the studio with Ronan shouting: ‘Yes, my favourite quote.’

Funny: Daniel was quizzed about what words of wisdom he has for his successor in an interview with Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott with the actor responding 'Don't be s**t!'

Entertaining: The Casino Royale heartthrob's witty response received roars of laughter in the studio with Ronan shouting: 'Yes, my favourite quote'

Funny: Daniel (L) was quizzed about what words of wisdom he has for his successor in an interview with Ronan Keating (R) and Harriet Scott with the actor responding ‘Don’t be s**t!’ 

Anticipation mounts: Conversation then moved to the huge list of names of actors who could take his place. Kate added: 'I'm so intrigued by this, I can't wait to find out'

Anticipation mounts: Conversation then moved to the huge list of names of actors who could take his place. Kate added: ‘I’m so intrigued by this, I can’t wait to find out’

Hollywood stars: Kate and Daniel have been blazing a promotional trail for their latest film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Hollywood stars: Kate and Daniel have been blazing a promotional trail for their latest film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Conversation then moved to the huge list of names of actors who could take his place. 

Kate added: ‘I’m so intrigued by this, I can’t wait to find out’. 

Earlier this week it was reported Aaron met with 007 producers to discuss the iconic role following Daniel’s exit. 

The new 007? Aaron Taylor-Johnson 'has already filmed iconic gun barrel teaser footage' for producers amid rumours he's tipped to be the next James Bond

Favourite: Henry Cavill is also among bookies favourites

The new 007? Earlier this week it was reported Aaron Taylor-Johnson (L) met with producers to discuss the iconic role following Daniel’s exit, Henry Cavill (R) is also among bookies favourites

According to Puck News Aaron’s sat down with producer Barbara Broccoli and sources claim the meeting went ‘very well’ after he reportedly filmed a secret audition late last year.

MailOnline contacted representatives for both Aaron and Barbara for comment. 

In December it was reported Aaron had shot scenes as the secret agent, filming the memorable ‘gun barrel teaser footage’ seen in the films over the years.

Iconic: In December it was reported Aaron had shot scenes as the secret agent, filming the memorable 'gun barrel teaser footage' seen in the films over the years

Iconic: In December it was reported Aaron had shot scenes as the secret agent, filming the memorable ‘gun barrel teaser footage’ seen in the films over the years

A source told The Sun at the time: ‘Aaron has impressed bosses so much that he has filmed one of the franchise’s famous gun barrel teaser scenes, something all the actors do. That move takes him a step closer to signing a deal.’

They added: ‘Bosses at the brand were really impressed with his unique blend of acting intensity and his impressive back catalogue of action films.’

Aaron, who is married to Fifty Shades Of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson, 55, has starred in the Kick-Ass movies, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Godzilla.

Bond? Tom Hardy (pictured) and James Norton (R) are both 6/1 favourites to be Craig's successor

Talented: James has gained prominence thanks to his roles in Happy Valley and McMafia

Bond? Tom Hardy (L) and James Norton (R) are both 6/1 favourites to be Craig’s successor

It follows reports Idris Elba walked away from ‘years of talks’ with movie bosses to become the next Bond, paving the way for a new 007.

Bookmakers William Hill subsequently placed Henry Cavill at the forefront with 5/2, Regé Jean-Page with odds of 4/1, followed by Tom Hardy and James Norton both with 6/1 and Chiwetel Ejiofor at 7/1.

Henry, 39, recently revealed he was leaving The Witcher, with Aussie actor Liam Hemsworth stepping into the role as Geralt of Rivia. 

Craig has starred in five of the Bond films, from Casino Royale to No Time to Die.

Bowing out: It follows reports Idris Elba walked away from 'years of talks' with movie bosses to become the next Bond, paving the way for a new 007

Bowing out: It follows reports Idris Elba walked away from ‘years of talks’ with movie bosses to become the next Bond, paving the way for a new 007

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