Sam Smith fuels Bond theme song rumours with Spectre ring

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Sam Smith has fuelled rumours that he is set to perform the new James Bond theme song, despite previously saying he would "definitely not" be singing Spectre's title track. The 23-year-old tweeted a picture of his hand showing off a new piece of jewellery on Monday – a ring engraved with the Spectre octopus logo.

While the Stay With Me hitmaker did not caption the photo, excited fans quickly recognised the symbol and commented asking if it was confirmation that he was going to sing the new James Bond theme.

"The James Bond: Spectre logo, no?" questioned one, while another fan added: "Congrats. Back to back Brit Bond theme tunes!"

Sam's hint comes just days after he once again ruled himself out of the running during an interview on BBC Radio 2.

"That's not me. That's definitely not me. I've still got loads to do, I've got an Australia tour, but I kind of finish in December which is great, it gives me a chance to be in London, be in my home and go out with my friends," he said.

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Sam Smith previously said he was "definitely not" performing the new Bond theme

The Grammy-award winning singer previously tipped Ellie Goulding for the track in July, telling Capital Breakfast's Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon: "It's definitely not me. People seem to think I'm doing it but I have no idea what's going on. I'm being deadly serious! I think I would know by now!

"I heard Ellie Goulding was going to do it, I heard lots of different things but it's definitely not me," he added. "I'd love to do it, it would be a dream."

Indeed Ellie herself has previously hinted that she could be following in Adele's footsteps to record the latest theme song. The 28-year-old posted a photo of herself leaving Abbey Road Studios – where Adele recorded Skyfall – adding the caption "That's a wrap," which many suspected was a reference to her finishing the 007 song.

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