Male supermodel David Gandy turned down the chance to audition for a role in the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie as he found the book to be "very badly written".

The British hunk's agents were approached with an audition offer, but he decided not to attend the tryout amid fears over the quality of E. L. James' erotic novel.

Gandy tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "I was asked to go to a casting for Fifty Shades of Grey, but said, 'No'. I thought it was very badly written."

The lead role in the film adaptation went to another model-turned-actor, Jamie Dornan.