The actor made the frank confession as he walked the yellow carpet for the premiere of his directorial debut Yardie last night.
Idris, 45, was supported by his stunning fiancée Sabrina Dhowre, 29, who was dressed in an elegant blue gown.
When quizzed by Good Morning Britain on the likelihood of him becoming the 8th James Bond on film, Idris finally came clean.
The Luther star has long been rumoured to be taking over the coveted role of 007 and in recent weeks has been doing all he can to crank up speculation with cheeky tweets and playing DJ remixes of the famous Bond theme tune at club appearances.
Asked if he would prefer his Martini shaken or stirred, he replied: “Stir fried, actually.”
The GMB reporter then asked, “Am I looking at the next 007?”
To which Idris swiftly replied: “No!”
Daniel Craig as James Bond in his now infamous blue trunks (Image: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Columbia Pictures)
The confession is bound to come as a major blow to those loyal Idris fans hoping to see him take over from Daniel Craig.
Daniel is expected to play the role for just one more film in the franchise.
However, last night the next James Bond movie was plunged into chaos when it was announced director Danny Boyle had pulled out.
Director Danny Boyle has withdrawn from the next James Bond film
Producers confirmed the Oscar-winner’s exit with a tweet from the official James bond account which stated, “Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25.”
MGM and Annapurna Pictures had dated the film for November 8, 2019, with Universalhandling international rights.
It is unknown whether Boyle’s exit will have any effect on the release date or production, which was expected to begin in December.
The tweet also gave no details of the differences and no information on who would take over from Boyle.