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Latest James Bond Betting: The name’s Bell, Jamie Bell

| 30.08.2016

Star of BIlly Elliot Jamie Bell has entered the frame as a serious contender to become the next James Bond with our traders making the race to become the new 007 a wide open market.

The 30-year-old certainly has the required attributes to step into Daniel Craig’s shoes but was previously chalked up as a 33/1 outsider.

However, a flood of bets over the last 48 hours have seen Bell’s odds tumble to just 8/1, meaning the bookies think he now has as good a chance as once-long-time-favourite Idris Elba to be given the nod by 007 bosses.

Poldark’s Aidan Turner remains the joint favourite at 2/1 alongside Jack Huston, and there’s 9/4 on offer for James Norton to be handed the famous role.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Bond betting is still wide open, but right now it’s Jamie Bell who’s being backed to swap ballet for baddies.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Next James Bond:

Aidan Turner 2/1

Jack Huston 2/1

James Norton 9/4

Damian Lewis 6/1

Tom Hiddleston 6/1

Jamie Bell 8/1

Idris Elba 8/1

Theo James 10/1

Tom Hardy 12/1

Any female 14/1

20/1 bar

For a full list, click here.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Alex Apati

Alex has been with the Ladbrokes PR team since 2017 having previously worked for the news department. From sparring with Peter Fury to talking interviews on the Duke and Duchess' baby names, he's covered a range of sports and novelty events.

A frustrated West Brom fan who is no stranger to an oche, Alex is originally from Dudley, although he's worked hard to rid himself of the Black Country twang.