Pierce Brosnan has joked he'll definitely be returning as JAMES BOND - because he needs the money.

The Irish-born actor, 50, claims he needs the Bond producers to renew his contract as 007 in order to fund his family and lavish lifestyle.

Brosnan says, "I need the gig. I've got the kids, the house - the mortgage to pay."

25/04/2004 12:41