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No more Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager … James Bond role next?

The BBC’s gripping adaptation of John Le Carre’s The Night Manager reached its finale on Sunday evening after a tense ride of murder, WMD displays and Tom Hiddleston’s bare bottom.

The six-part series has drawn acclaim from critics and the public — causing a weekly Sunday night meltdown on social media and a smash on the weekly ratings, with more than eight million viewers.

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Tom Hiddleston: the next James Bond? (Sylvain Gaboury/AP)

 

Lots of fans were really sad about the show ending.

Sad it's over. #NightManager

— Sara Eva (@_SaraEva) March 27, 2016

 

Tom Hiddleston is a fine, fine speciman of a man. I'm going to miss those shirts and cheekbones on a Sunday night #TheNightManager

— Amber Lorna (@AmberLRaven) March 27, 2016

 

Night Manager is awesome – don't want it to end. We need to remake more Le Carre to sell across the world #NightManager

— Ryan Kisiel (@RyanKisiel) March 27, 2016

 

But sadder still at the realisation that Tom won’t be gracing their screens each week.

BBC handout from The Night Manager

The Night Manager cast (from left): Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Debicki, Olivia Colman and Tom Hollander (BBC)

 

Last episode of The Night Manager tonight. Sad it's the end – Tom Hiddlestone makes Sunday evenings a lot more enjoyable #NightManager

— Lulu Baker (@lulubaker) March 27, 2016

 

Plus I really need to know what Tom Hiddleston will be in next?!

— LauraK (@lkyorkshire) March 27, 2016

 

Going to miss watching Tom Hiddleston every Sunday eve!! #TheNightManager

— Alex Marshall (@alexx_marshall) March 27, 2016

 

I am really going to miss seeing Tom Hiddleston on my screen every Sunday #NightManager

— Flo (@FloAJo) March 27, 2016

 

Tom Hiddleston is a fine, fine speciman of a man. I'm going to miss those shirts and cheekbones on a Sunday night #TheNightManager

— Amber Lorna (@AmberLRaven) March 27, 2016

 

His fans now want him to replace Daniel Craig as the next James Bond.

Tom Hiddleston would make such a good James Bond #TheNightManager

— Emma Shippey (@EmmaShippey19) March 27, 2016

 

I've not enjoyed a program as much as #thenightmanager in years. Cracking TV. If Hiddleston hasn't shown how he can be Bond he never will.

— Ben Payne (@benpayne_col) March 27, 2016

 

And the star even ordered a vodka Martini in the season finale.

Vodka Martini please. Tom Hiddlestone continues his Bond audition #TheNightManager

— Sonja McLaughlan (@Sonjamclaughlan) March 27, 2016

 

So Tom Hiddleston's Bond audition is over – he even managed to order a vodka martini in #TheNightManager finale. Brilliant stuff @BBCOne

— Phil Szomszor (@theredrocket) March 27, 2016

 

Using it as an audition, eh, Tom?