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Now that we know Daniel Craig will return one last time as 007, there’s just one big question left before Bond 25 opens in 2019: Who’ll sing the theme song?

Well, Ed Sheeran, that’s who. According to, erm, Ed Sheeran.

The “Shape of You” singer said as much on Ireland’s The Late Late Show on Friday (December 15), telling host Ryan Tubridy that he’d written the song “just in case”.

It’s a fair enough assumption to make. The singer behind the Bond theme tune is usually one at the top of their game, with artists such as Madonna, Tina Turner and Sir Paul McCartney all having a go at some point. And in recent years, Sam Smith won an Oscar for “Writing’s on the Wall”, the title song in 2015’s Spectre, as did Adele for “Skyfall”, which featured in the 2012 film of the same name.

Ed, of course, is currently riding high in the charts with “Perfect”, recording different versions of it with both Beyoncé and Andrea Bocelli. His latest album ÷ is one of the biggest selling of 2017, and he even recently received an award from Prince Charles for his services to music and charity.

So it would appear that Ed would be the perfect choice. Thankfully, he’s already set about creating the song, going so far as to write lyrics and give it a name. There’s just one catch: No-one’s asked him yet.

Watch what he had to say:

The 25th Bond film — so far called only Bond 25 — is due to open in theaters on November 8, 2019.

Do you think Ed’s got what it takes?

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Filed Under: Ed Sheeran, James Bond
By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.