Daniel Craig 'can't wait' for fans to see new Bond film Spectre


James Bond star Daniel Craig said he can't wait for fans to see the movie as he took to the red carpet at the world premiere of Spectre.

Craig, who was the first star to arrive, told red carpet host Rick Edwards: "It's just fantastic to see everybody out tonight. I'm not overwhelmed, I'm very excited and I can't wait for people to see the movie.

He added that he "hated" watching himself on screen, but said "I love playing James Bond."

Wearing a black tuxedo, with a poppy pinned on its left side, Craig spent time signing autographs for fans.

David Walliams and Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid slipped into one of the movies' cars to arrive in style at the premiere. 

Walliams and Reid arrived in the silver 1951 Rolls Royce from the movie, which is featured as Bond drives through the Sahara desert.

"What a way to arrive," said Walliams, adding that Spectre is "bigger and better" than its predecessor, Skyfall. 

Walliams, Reid and Rick Edwards are hosting the red carpet coverage and will be interviewing all of the big stars, including Craig. 

Actress Naomie Harris said she is looking forward to a red carpet reunion with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the premiere. 

Harris and her co-stars including Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ben Whishaw and Ralph Fiennes will meet Prince William, his wife Kate and Prince Harry ahead of the screening of the latest 007 adventure at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

They will be joined by the franchise's newcomers Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista and Bond girls Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci, along with the film's director Sam Mendes, and producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

The 39-year-old actress said: "I actually met them before because they attended the premiere for The Walk To Freedom, where I played Winnie Mandela.

"They're absolutely lovely and so charming and so brilliant at their jobs, they know exactly what to say and all the questions to ask and make you feel so comfortable and I think they're brilliant ambassadors for the country. They didn't mention Bond then - we talked about the film and their experience of Mandela."

The 24th James Bond film, directed by Skyfall's Mendes, will be graced by the royal presence after it was selected for the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund's Royal Film Performance 2015.

Spectre, the 24th instalment in the 007 franchise, is the third Bond film chosen for the Royal Film Performance since its inception in 1946, following previous premieres for Die Another Day (2002) and Skyfall (2012).

Harris, who reprises her role as Eve Moneypenny, admitted the cast are unlikely to mingle with the royals at the film's afterparty.

She said: "I don't think so sadly. We're all off to Zurich the next day to do another premiere, so I think we'll all be tucked up into bed straight away."

For the first time, the new Bond film will open in cinemas throughout the UK on the same day as the premiere.