Showbusiness By Joe Crilly

Tom Hardy Bond Odds Slashed After Off Screen Heroism

William Hill have cut the odds of Tom Hardy being named as the next James Bond after his have a go hero antics in apprehending a real life baddy. He is 3/1 from 4/1 making him the joint second favourite behind Idris Elba at 5/2 and level in the betting with Aidan Turner and Michael Fassbender. 

"Just as Tom Hiddleston's odds drifted considerably due to his 'off-screen' shenanigans with Taylor Swift, Hardy's chances of becoming Bond have increased given that he seems to be a real life action hero," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. 

Next James Bond after Daniel Craig: 5/2 Idris Elba; 3/1 Tom Hardy; 3/1 Aidan Turner; 3/1 Michael Fassbender; 4/1 James Norton; 10/1 Tom Hiddleston; 14/1 Jack Huston; 20/1 BAR.