Showbusiness By Joe Crilly

Idris Elba Still Bond Second Favourite Despite Being Too Street

Anthony Horowitz, who has penned the latest James Bond novel has said that he does not think Idris Elba is suave enough to play James Bond after Daniel Craig. He is the 4/1 joint second favourite with William Hill to get the gig alongside Tom Hardy and behind Damien Lewis at 5/2.

“About two months ago, there was a massive gamble on Damian Lewis to be named as the next Bond but before that, it was Elba who had been favourite for about 18 months,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Anthony Horowitz may not think Idris is ‘suave’ enough but we certainly think he is in with more than just a little chance.”

Next James Bond: 5/2 Damian Lewis; 4/1 Idris Elba; 4/1 Tom Hardy; 5/1 David Oyelowo; 5/1 Henry Cavill; 7/1 Michael Fassbender; 12/1 Orlando Bloom; 14/1 Andrew Lincoln; 14/1 Dan Stevens; 14/1 Richard Armitage; 16/1 Jamie Dornan; 18/1 Tom Hiddlestone; 20/1 BAR