Specials Betting Showbusiness By Joe Crilly

Odds Slashed On Oyelewu Becoming Bond After Craig

With David Oyelowu being announced as “the next James Bond” for the latest audiobook, Trigger Mortis, William Hill have dramatically slashed his odds of bagging the post-Craig role for the big screen from 50/1 to 5/1 – making him the joint fourth favourite.

  Damian Lewis is the 5/2 favourite to take over from Daniel Craig with Idris Elba 3/1 and Tom Hardy 4/1.  

“Oyelowu is an actor with an increasingly growing profile and certainly has the gravitas to handle the Bond role,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Given that he was personally asked to perform the role for the audiobook by the Fleming estate suggests he has some friends in very high places.”  

Next James Bond: 5/2 Damian Lewis; 3/1 Idris Elba; 4/1 Tom Hardy; 5/1 David Oyelowo; 5/1 Henry Cavill; 7/1 Michael Fassbender; 12/1 Orlando; 14/1 Andrew Lincoln; 14/1 Dan Stevens; 14/1 Richard Armitage; 16/1 Jamie Dornan; 18/1 Tom Hiddlestone; 20/1 Aiden Turner; 20/1 Daniel Day Lewis; 20/1 James McAvoy; 25/1 Eddie Redmayne; 33/1 BAR