Odds slashed on Tom Hardy to be next James Bond

The betting on the next man to wear the famous tuxedo has shifted again!

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Tom Hardy has overtaken James Norton as the favourite to be next James Bond for the first time in years.

Paddy Power have slashed Hardy’s odds from 4/1 second favourite to 2/1 over the weekend.

James Norton – who has seemingly been auditioning for the role each week in McMafia – is now 5/2, having held the favourite’s spot for several years.

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Next up in the betting is Jack Huston of Boardwalk Empire at 6/1, followed by Aidan Turner and Idris Elba at 7/1 and 8/1 respectively.

Asked about the Bond market spokesman Paddy Power said: “Hunky Hardy looked set to take the Bond role up before Daniel Craig decided on one last hurrah.

“Our punters clearly think he’s still in with a shot, though. They’ve been backing him all weekend ahead of the McMafia man.”

NEXT JAMES BOND ODDS

2/1         Tom Hardy
5/2         James Norton
6/1         Jack Huston
7/1         Aidan Turner
8/1         Idris Elba
10/1       Tom Hiddleston
12/1       Michael Fassbender

To see the full list of next Bond odds, click here.

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