Shirley Bassey To Celebrate James Bond Anniversary With First Ever Oscars Appearance

Details of Bassey's appearance are being kept tightly under wraps

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Legendary Welsh singer Dame Shirley Bassey is set to make her first ever appearance at the Academy Awards later this month, rumoured to be centered around the James Bond franchise's 50th anniversary celebrations.

The iconic singer, whose classic hits include the James Bond theme tracks 'Diamonds Are Forever,' 'Moonraker' and 'Goldfinger,' will be stepping onto the red carpet at the annual Oscars on February 24th where she is rumoured to be taking part in the James Bond 50th anniversary tribute, meaning she could be taking to the stage to belt out one of the theme tunes.

Shirley Bassey will be making her first appearance at the Oscars later this month (WENN)

Confirming Bassey's appearance, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement: “We are thrilled to welcome the legendary Dame Shirley Bassey to our Oscar show.”

“Her association with film music is world renowned and we are proud that she will be making her first Oscar appearance on our telecast.”

While details of Bassey's inclusion remain sketchy, it was previously confirmed that Adele will be performing the latest theme track for 'Skyfall' at the ceremony, making it her first performance since giving birth in October.

Listen to Shirley Bassey's 'Diamonds Are Forever' below...