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.
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.”
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.