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Sam Smith tweets Bond theme tease featuring mysterious 'Spectre ring'

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Sam Smith has all but confirmed that he will sing the theme tune for the new James Bond film, Spectre.

The singer tweeted a picture of a finger with a ring featuring the movie's logo.

He had been tipped for the soundtrack several times but previously denied any involvement in the project.

Spectre is released in October but we don't know much more about the song itself.

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image captionSam Smith, shaken not stirred

Only in July, Sam told Capital FM he was "definitely not" doing it.

"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," he said.

"I heard Ellie Goulding was going to do it," he added.

Goulding was indeed connected to the theme tune after posting Instagram pictures of herself leaving Abbey Road Studios.

Adele recorded the last Bond track, Skyfall, and bagged herself an Oscar in the process.

Sony, which is behind the franchise, will no doubt want to replicate that success.

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image captionThe Spectre logo is half octopus, half spider with an alien head. Maybe Sam is a goth now...

The film will be directed by Sam Mendes who also worked on Skyfall, which came out in 2012.

Mendes revealed earlier this year that the theme tune for upcoming Bond film Spectre had already been recorded, in July, the same month Sam denied any involvement.

The film also features Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, WWE wrestler David Bautista and Sherlock star Andrew Scott as well as Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007.

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image captionDaniel Craig on the official Spectre poster

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