Specials Betting By Joe Crilly

2015: The Year Sir Becks Will Arise?

William Hill are offering 12/1 that 2015 is the year that former England captain and all round “good egg”, David Beckham picks up a knighthood.

He tops the list of betting to receive the honour next year with Lewis Hamilton 20/1, Benedict Cumberbatch 33/1 and Simon Cowell 50/1.

“A knighthood for Becks has been talked about for a while now and 2015 might just be his year,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

To be knighted in 2015 (New Year or Queen’s birthday): 12/1 David Beckham; 20/1 Lewis Hamilton; 33/1 Benedict Cumberbatch; 50/1 Simon Cowell; 50/1 Eddie Redmayne; 100/1 Phil Taylor