Meghan Markle has rocketed up the betting for the next Bond film – after boyfriend Prince Harry confirmed their relationship this week.
With the American actress such a focus of attention in Britain thanks to the romance – and enjoying a blossoming on-screen career, too – she’d tick a lot of boxes for producers keen to secure an all-star cast for the next instalment in the spy movie franchise.
We have responded to her recent hike in profile, slashing her odds from 100/1 outsider to 10/1 front-runner for a role opposite Bond.
It comes after the bookie was forced to cut its price on the pair getting married next year – halving the odds from 6/1 to 3/1 due to increased interest in the couple.
The odds on the pair having a Royal baby together next year were also shortened, from 10/1 to 6/1.
Spokesman Paddy Power said: “Meghan’s certainly best known for looking slick in US TV show Suits, so her power dressing would fit right in as a James Bond sidekick.
“And a potential on-screen romance with Daniel Craig would have plenty of credibility – as she’s first-hand experience of canoodling with British royalty.”
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