That seems reasonable, particularly if you are a spy with an unflattering body, but Mr Spedding is unlikely to preserve his physical mystery. Already the Sun is inviting its readers to furnish photographs of Mr Spedding, though, with absolute respect to the Sun's readership, they would seem an unlikely source for such material. The new man at MI6 is the son of Lt Col Carlisle Montagu Rodney Spedding; he attended Sherborne public school and Hertford College, Oxford; his career with his ostensible employers, the Foreign Office, progressed through places such as Beirut, Santiago and Amman. We also know that he married a bank manager's daughter, has two sons aged 17 and 23, and lives in Oxfordshire. We even know his golf club - Huntercombe - and his handicap, 20.
We know so much, in fact, that it seems quite likely that MI6 is run by someone else entirely. But please do not write in with suggestions - or Polaroids taken at that rather lubricious evening in the Black Kat Klub in Cairo.