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£30,000 Bet Requested On Hiddleston – Odds Cut On Female Bond

Aiden Turner is the 4/6 favourite to bag the role of the next James Bond with William Hill, however, the people’s choice appears to be Tom Hiddleston (6/5) – with one customer on Wednesday attempting to place £30,000 on the Night Manager star.

“The Betting suggest that next Bond is down to a shortlist of two - Aiden Turner has come in steadily since the first episode of Poldark to the point where he now finds himself as the favourite, however, the big betting boys seem to think the role is already Hiddleston’s with one shop punter requesting £30,000,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “We have seen the favourite change more times than Bond’s love interests and it would be no surprise to see another name at the head of the betting in the next couple of days.”

With reports suggesting that, Susanne Bier, the director of the Night Manager, could be in line to become the first female director of a Bond film, William Hill have trimmed the price of the next 007 being a woman from 33/1 to 25/1.

“We have already cut the odds of a female Bond from 100/1 to 33/1 and now we have trimmed the odds again with a female director perhaps bringing a different perspective to proceedings,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


Next James Bond after Daniel Craig: 4/6 Aidan Turner; 6/5 Tom Hiddleston; 12/1 Tom Hardy; 16/1 Idris Elba; 25/1 Henry Cavill; 33/1 Damian Lewis; 33/1 Michael Fassbender; 50/1 BAR

25/1       Next James Bond to be a female