David Ginola reveals he almost starred in Casino Royale

Written by on 3rd December 2021

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I’m a Celebrity’s David Ginola was to appear in the 2006 James Bond movie Casino Royale.

Speaking on Thursday’s episode of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, Ginola revealed that he was on the shortlist to be sitting at the Casino Royale poker table.

He said: “The girl in charge of the cast [Debbie McWilliams], she called me in and said you are in the film playing poker with Le Chiffre and James Bond.

“I say you kidding!”

EastEnders actor Adam Woodyatt felt “just a little bit jealous” when Ginola disclosed this.

But with the appointment of a new director for the movie, Ginola’s Bond appearance fell through.

“She had a phone call from Barbara Broccoli, and she said they had a new director, and they picked a different person,” said a disappointed Ginola.

I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! airs at 9pm every night on ITV.

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