Olivia Colman defied the odds by winning the Best Actress Oscar, but William Hill customers were cheering across the country after taking the bookies for over £10,000. William Hill are now offering 6/1 that Olivia Colman is made a Dame before the end of the year.
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Richard Madden Well Backed For Bond William Hill have cut the price of Richard Madden being named as the next Bond from 6/1 to 4/1. “Winning a Golden Globe is a massive deal for Richard Madden as the only thing against him was perhaps a lack of gravitas, which he clearly now has,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams. Next James Bond: 6/4 Tom Hiddleston, 7/4 James Norton, 4/1 Richard Madden, 5/1 Idris Elba, 6/1 Tom Hardy, 12/1 Cillian Murphy, 20/1 Aidan Turner, 20/1 Henry Cavill, 33/1 Bar
A Star is Born had a very disappointing night at the Golden Globes and as a result has drifted out to 5/2 to win the Best Picture Oscar. Rami Malek is now the 5/6 favourite to win the best Actor Oscar, with Bradley Cooper 11/4 and Lady Gaga is out to 7/2 to win Best Actress. “The Globes did not show much love for A Star Is Born and as a result the film and its stars are drifting in the Oscars betting,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams. Best Picture Oscar: 6/4 Roma, 5/2 A Star Is Born, 3/1 Bohemian Rhapsody, 4/1 Green Book, 14/1 The favourite, 16/1 If Beale Street Could Talk, 20/1 Black Panther Best Actor: 5/6 Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), 11/8 Christian Bale (Vice), 11/4 Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), 10/1 Viggo Mortensen (Green Book), 12/1 Ryan Gosling (First Man), 14/1 Robert Redford (The Old Man and The Gun) Best Actress: 4/5 Glenn Close (The Wife), 2/1 Olivia Colman (The Favourite), 7/2 Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born), 10/1 Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins), 12/ 1 Melissa McCarthy (can You Ever Forgive Me?), 16/1 Rosamund Pike (A Private War) Best Director: 1/4 Alfonso Cuaron (Roma), 5/1 Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), 8/1 Damien Chazelle (First Man), 12/1 Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman), 14/1 Josie Rourke (Mary Queen Of Scots)
With Holly Willoughby confirmed as a presenter for this year’s I’m A Celebrity, William Hill are offering 25/1 that her partner in crime Phillip Schofield is a contestant. Nick Knowles is Evens to be taking part, with Brendan Cole (6/4) an obvious choice after being dumped by Strictly. Danny Dyer is a 5/1 shot with Nigel Farage an interesting 33/1 outsider.
David Mackenzie is the 3/1 favourite to take over from Danny Boyle as director of the 25th James Bond film, however, it is Sam Mendes who has attracted all of the overnight money with William Hill.
William Hill have slashed the price (from 9/2 to 7/4) of Idris Elba being named as the next James Bond and he is the shortest price anyone has been to replace Daniel Craig.
With Ant confirmed as a non-runner for I’m A Celebrity 2018, there is serious speculation over who will join Dec as a main presenter of the show. Scarlett Moffatt has form after her run on Saturday Night Takeaway and she is the early favourite with William Hill at 2/1. Vicky Pattison is 5/2 with Joe Swash 4/1 and Stacey Solomon an interesting 5/1 shot. Last year’s winner Georgia Toffolo is a 10/1 shot.
It would appear that the predictive powers of The Simpsons could be coming to the fore once again with bookies, William Hill, reporting a massive gamble on a Mexico/Portugal final in this World Cup.
Following the announcement that Daniel Craig is having a child, William Hill are offering 10/1 that Mr Craig decides to pull out of his commitment to taking part in the next Bond film. Hills are also offering 33/1 that should he have a son, he will call him James.