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).

Tom Hardy remains the 2/1 favourite, with Idris Elba in second at 4/1.

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:

Next James Bond

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


Daniel Anwar

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