‘Simon Templar would get a nasty kick in the nuts from James Bond in a fight’: Sir Roger Moore

Sir Roger Moore
Sir Roger Moore

Sir Roger Moore has finally put to rest Alan Partridge’s unanswered question ahead of the 007 star’s show at Royal & Derngate...who would win in fight between James Bond and Simon Templar?

In an early episode of the Alan Partridge chat show, the creation of comedian Steve Coogan gets cut off during a phone interview after asking his first and only question.

But in an interview with the Chron, Sir Roger was happy to give the answer.

“I think Bond would win because Bond is allowed to use things other than fisticuffs and wasn’t as straightforward as Templar.

“The Saint was made for almost every country round the world, there were various censorships in various countries where it was sold and they disapproved of such things and Simon Templar really became a big Boy Scout.

“So, Simon Templar would fight fairly and end up with a nasty kick in the nuts.”

Sir Roger is bringing his one-man show to Royal & Derngate in Northampton, An Evening With Sir Roger Moore, on Monday October 6 at 7.30pm.

He said he was surprised that people were still interested in him.

“They’re just curious that I’m still alive. They wonder whether it’s going to be a cadaver speaking,” Sir Roger said.

He said he loved hearing what interests people about him and “the shape of their questions”, which often revolve around the glamorous women he has acted with.

For tickets, visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk or call 01604 624811.