Amanda Holden beaten to Bond girl role by Rosamund Pike

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Amanda Holden once auditioned to be a Bond girl – but was beaten to the part by Rosamund Pike.

The Britain's Got Talent judge tried out for the part of double agent Miranda Frost in Die Another Day in 2001, according to the Mail On Sunday.

The 48-year-old's audition for Pierce Brosnan's final outing as the spy included a sword fight in her underwear, according to a source who worked on the film.

However, the role went to Gone Girl star Pike.

Holden told the paper: "I think it would be brilliant for Bond to have an equivalent female sidekick roughly the same age.

"I'm not sure how I'd fit a film into my schedule but I'd be more than happy to revisit Pinewood Studios and do a sword fight in my pants again."

Pike's character famously took on Halle Berry's Giacinta 'Jinx' Johnson in a mid-air sword fight at the denouement of the 20th film in the James Bond franchise.

Earlier this year, Amanda revealed she missed out on, the role of Elton John's mother in Dexter Fletcher's biopic Rocketman, with the role eventually going to the American Bryce Dallas Howard.

"I was right in the middle of doing something for QVC and I got a call from my people saying, 'Listen, you need to quickly put yourself on to tape to play Elton John's mother in the new movie Rocketman'," Holden explained.

"So I got the script on my phone and Mikey, my hairdresser, pulled out a brown wig – obviously to put me in disguise and make me look like much more of an actress – and I shoved on this wig and put myself on tape and sent it Dexter Fletcher [the director]. How embarrassing is that?"