#JamesBond odds: Scottish star surges to become most likely 007

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James Bond fans are desperate to know who will be stepping into the tailored tuxedo of 007. Daniel Craig is expected to have driven his last Aston Martin in 2020’s No Time to Die. But now one star has overtaken other to become the most likely new James Bond.

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While he has not yet been seen trying his hand at spying, one star performed admirably as a Bodyguard trying to protect Her Majesty’s government.

Now bookies have slashed odds on Scottish heartthrob Richard Madden being the next James Bond following a surge of bets over the last few days. Coral cut the price to 1-2 from 4-5.

Madden has always been a firm favourite, and Coral has seen him overtaken some of the biggest names - as well as his becoming a more likely Bond than any woman.

Coral’s John Hill said: “If this latest gamble is correct, Richard Madden might as well start measuring up his suit as we have been inundated with bets on the Bodyguard star to become the next James Bond.”

Richard Madden has topped betting for the next James BondRichard Madden has topped betting for the next James Bond (Image: EON/BBC)

The Bodyguard star has topped the betting ahead of Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston, who is sitting at 4-1.

Other names now sitting behind Madden are Idris Elba and James Norton, British megastars both at 6-1, while Irishman Cillian Murphy is also at 6-1.

As well as these, Madden has even triumphed over Tom Hardy, who is now at 7-1, any

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