Bodyguard to Bond? Odds slashed on Richard Madden taking 007 role
Our traders have slashed the odds on Richard Madden replacing Daniel Craig as James Bond after a flurry of bets.
The star of BBC drama Bodyguard has been the subject of 70% of all bets in the Next James Bond market over the last week.
He’s now just 10/1 to don the iconic tux next (was 33/1).
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Richard Madden has impressed viewers and punters alike in the BBC’s new hit show, and we reckon he’s got a genuine chance of swapping Budd for Bond.”
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
Tom Hardy – 2/1
Idris Elba – 4/1
James Norton – 11/2
Jack Huston – 8/1
Sam Heughan – 8/1
Tom Hiddleston – 8/1
Richard Madden – 10/1
Aidan Turner – 10/1
Any Female – 12/1
Henry Cavill – 14/1
Cillian Murphy – 16/1
All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication