Showbusiness Specials Betting By Joe Crilly

Next James Bond: Elba Favourite To Land Peach Role

William Hill have cut the price of Idris Elba becoming the next James Bond after Pierce Brosnan endorsed him to become the next man to be handed a licence to kill. Elba is 6/4 favourite from 7/4 with Tom Hardy 9/2 second favourite. Michael Fassbender is the 13/2 third favourite.


“An endorsement from a former Bond will certainly not harm Idris’ chances of bagging himself the most coveted role in cinema and he is our clear favourite.” Said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


Next James Bond after Daniel Craig: 6/4 Idris Elba; 9/2 Tom Hardy; 13/2 Michael Fassbender; 10/1 Orlando Bloom; 10/1 Richard Armitage; 12/1 Henry Cavill; 14/1 Dan Stevens; 16/1 Daniel Day Lewis; 16/1 Gerard Butler; 16/1 James McAvoy; 16/1 Tom Hiddlestone; 20/1 Jamie Dornan; 25/1 Damian Lewis; 25/1 Sam Worthington; 33/1 BAR