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OO7 – Shock Gamble On Damian Lewis Being Next Bond?

Following a gamble today, Britain’s biggest bookmaker William Hill have slashed the price of Damian Lewis being names as the next James Bond, with his price collapsing from 25/1 into 3/1. He is now second favourite behind Idris Elba, who is 5/2.


“This is an unprecedented gamble, as for no apparent reason we have seen bets of up to £200 on Damian Lewis being named as the next Bond. This could well be significant and might herald the end of Daniel Craig as the world’s most famous spy,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams. “The gamble has stirred up the market and shaken our belief that Daniel Craig will return as 007.”


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Next Bond: 5/2 Idris Elba, 3/1 Damian Lewis, 4/1 Tom Hardy, 5/1 Henry Cavill, 7/1 Michael Fassbender, 12/1 Orlando Bloom, 14/1 Andrew Lincoln, 14/1 Dan Stevens, 14/1 Richard Armitage, 20/1 Bar