Ratings for 'X Factor' have dipped in recent years.
The star of the drama is also in the running to be the next James Bond.
'The saga of Ross, his friends and enemies will go to even more thrilling places.'
There is a growing murmur for the 007 role to be played by a woman.
'There is a lot of talent out there and some of it is very handsome.'
From the Cornish coast to... Vauxhall bridge.