Craig out, Norton in? Grantchester actor new favourite for Bond role

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James Norton has emerged as the clear favourite to replace Daniel Craig as the next James Bond.

Punters have been backing the Grantchester actor in the last few days, and Norton now finds himself in pole position as the 5/2 favourite to don the famous 007 tux next.

He replaces Tom Hardy as the favourite for the role, with the Legend and Dunkirk star now a 3/1 shot. Irishman Aidan Turner follows close behind at 6/1, with Jack Huston, Cillian Murphy and Idris Elba all available at 8/1.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Bond bosses are keeping everyone on their toes, but punters reckon that they’ll soon be announcing it’s Norton, James Norton, who’s their main man.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Next permanent James Bond

James Norton – 5/2

Tom Hardy – 3/1

Aidan Turner – 6/1

Jack Huston – 8/1

Cillian Murphy – 8/1

Idris Elba – 8/1

Any Female – 12/1

Tom Hiddleston – 16/1

20/1 bar

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication

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Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the University of East Anglia where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper Concrete. He also supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Other passions include darts, cricket, speedway and horse racing.