"We're now in a moment where not only are you expected to show your butt - but it had better be a 007-worthy butt, too." Hiddleston's acceptability rating here is clearly off the charts among female fans, but it might still be wise to proceed with caution.In a conflicted, puritanical Hollywood, any chance sighting of a naked body part is both potentially brand-damaging and liable to end up on the cutting-room floor.

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This grossly photogenic romance already looks like Bond stills (and Swift would make quite the Bond Woman, please, never to call her a "Bond Girl") and so has understandably caused a fair few people to cruelly call out this pairing a "showmance". Surely having an A-list girlfriend can't help but boost 007 acceptability ratings? Both Sam Mendes - the director of 'Skyfall' and 'Spectre' - and producer Barbara Broccoli are fans of discretion.

And although this was something Hiddleston possessed in spades until a few weeks ago, maintaining even a smidge might be tricky now that the actor's dating one of the biggest names in music - and a woman estimated to be worth approximately $250m.

But what would he need to do to persuade Hollywood that he is up to replacing Daniel Craig as the next Bond?

After he was spotted out with 'Spectre' director and Bond producer Barbara Broccoli last month, the bookmaker Coral suspended betting on him to be the next 007.

But with the new film set to start shooting imminently and MGM still refusing to confirm their leading man, now is a precarious time for the star.

In order to play the legend so many want him to be - and in order to remain untarnished by either celebrity or scandal - it might be advisable to lie low for a while, avoid the public gushing and at the very least keep the "Hiddle Swift" train from leaving the station until he signs on the dotted line.

), you won't - you can't - have missed the Tom Hiddleston hype.

Last week, he was photographed stripped down to a pair of crisp white boxer shorts, the week before he was photographed embracing his new A-list girlfriend, Taylor Swift.

Ever since Daniel Craig turned down an offer for two more Bond films earlier this year, Broccoli has been said to be looking to move Bond back towards his classic, suave Sean Connery-style persona and away from the more brutish connotations Craig brought to the role.