James Bond super fan shows off his memorabilia on This Morning

James Bond super fan shows off his memorabilia collection on This Morning – including Daniel Craig’s Armani leather jacket worn in Casino Royale and beer bottles from Skyfall

  • David Zaritsky, 53, is a James Bond super fan who collects items from the movies
  • Dad-of-two owns an Aston Martin and spends time collecting Bond memorabilia 
  • American who lives in UK takes his wife on tours of the filming locations

A James Bond super fan shared a glimpse into his impressive collection of movie memorabilia on This Morning – ahead of the No Time to Die premiere. 

American David Zaritsky, 53, who lives in the UK, has even gone so far as to create The Bond Experience – a YouTube channel where he dissects the movies of the Bond franchise, as well as the items from the movies he’s acquired throughout the year. 

David offers tours of his basement, where he keeps his bond memorabilia on display – including Daniel Craig’s Armani leather jacket worn in Casino Royale and beer bottles from Skyfall – and admits his two children, 26 and 29, and his wife, love Bond as much as he does. 

Speaking to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on the ITV show, David, wearing the Tom Ford suit fashioned by the current Bond Daniel Craig in the upcoming No Time to Die, which premieres tonight, showed off his impressive collection from al 25 movies. 

David Zaritsky, 53, pictured, is an American James Bond super fan who collects items from the movies. He showed off his impressive collection on This Morning 

‘My father was not the type to throw the ball in the backyard,’ David said. ‘But when there was a Bond film on, that was our “bonding” moment. That was when he pulled me in to watch with him and it has become quite a nostalgic part of my life.

‘I do think the clothing, the items, the gadgets, the collection is a recapture of those moments, even as an adult.’

The 007 fanatic went on to talk about his YouTube channel’s success story. 

‘The Bond Experience is really a YouTube channel where I started to do reviews of different clothing items – like I’m wearing the Tom Ford suit from the new movie right now. 

David hosts his collection, which boasts items from each of the 25 Bond movies, in his basement: pictured: the poster and memorabilia from Diamonds Are Forever

Pictured: Daniel Craig reprises the role of James Bond for the last time in No Time to Die, which premieres tonight 

‘And literally going into nauseating details, thinking nobody is going to watch this except for me and my mother,’ he added. ‘Soon enough we started getting hundreds, thousands, and now we’re up to 9.3 million viewers.

David stores his collection of memorabilia in his basement, which boasts items from each of the 25 Bond movies. 

He also brought items to the show with him – including a tin that belonged to ex-KGB operative Valentin Dimitrovich Zukovsky in The World is Not Enough – and showed a card he found in a suit that belonged to Le Chiffre (played by Mads Mikkelsen), the villain in Casino Royale. 

Speaking of how the card is not shown in the movie but was still hidden in the coat pocket, David said: ‘It is the type of nauseating, perfect, wonderful detail you get in a Bond film.’

He also brought along a green bikini sported by Solange Dimitrios (played by Caterina Murino) in Casino Royale, from La Perla, along with replicas of the casino chips Bond uses in the movie. 

David brought a bikini and wrap from La Perla which was worn by Bond girl Solange in Casino Royale, pictured 

The collector showed off a tin that belonged to ex-KGB operative Valentin Dimitrovich Zukovsky in The World is Not Enough, pictured

David’s collection include items from You Only Live Twice, which starred Sean Connery in 1967 (pictured)

The super fan said his most treasured James Bond item is an Armani leather jacket worn by Daniel Craig during the renowned Casino Royale airport chase scene. 

He joked that people often wondered whether his wife was a ‘Bond widow,’ but said she actually loved to share his passion and go to themed events with him. 

He went on to say that the couple spend their holidays touring the different Bond movie locations – adding that they had been all over the world to do so. 

David added his children, aged 26 and 29, watched the Bond movies with him and sometimes appeared in his YouTube videos. 

The super fan owns beer bottles and character ID’s from the Skyfall movie, starring Daniel Craig, which was released in 2012

David (pictured) said his wife and kids are perfectly happy with his passion for all things Bond and watch the movies and tour filming locations all over the world 

Viewers joked David (pictured) must have become quite the eBay bidder in his quest to expand his Bond collection 

But David said his when it comes to who plays Bond best, you can’t beat Sean Connery. 

‘He moves like a panther, he is the template of cool, and Craig is a close second, he moves the same way,’ David explained.  

Asked by the host who he thought should play 007 next, the super fan added he thinks that Henry Cavill fits the bill. 

He went on to say that he agreed with Daniel Crai’s comment that writers needed to create compelling roles from women, rather than turning Bond into a female. 

‘Stop being lazy, write wonderful parts for women who are empowering, don’t take Bond off the shelve and give female essence to it,’ he said.   

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