Former JAMES BOND star Roger Moore has given his stamp of approval to the man he believes should next become the slick secret agent - rap mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS.

The British actor made an appearance as a guest on popular daytime show LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY yesterday (25MAR03), where Combs was serving as co-presenter for the day.

When the show's host Regis Philbin asked Moore how Combs would measure up for the role, the screen star responded, "He'd be very good."

Combs, who just moments before had declared himself a fan of the longrunning franchise, beamed at the nod of approval as the audience cheered with delight.