'CLEAR FAVOURITE' for new 007 confirmed as Sam Heughan's chances improve ...

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James Bond fans were treated to the first trailer for No Time To Die today, sparking a fresh wave of excitement for Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007. But some already have their eyes on who’s next in line for the title as bookies continue to adjust the frontrunners according to surges in interest in different actors.

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It looks as though Outlander star Sam Heughan could be the safest bet, with Ladbrokes confirming he is the current “clear favourite” to replace Craig.

Having been third most likely to get the job just days ago, his odds have been trimmed leaving him at the head of the pack.

The bookies have priced the Scottish actor at 5-2 ahead of the likes of James Norton, Richard Madden and Tom Hiddleston, all on 5-1.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It’s looking increasingly likely the name will be Heughan, Sam Heughan, who replaces Daniel Craig as Bond.”

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Those aren’t the only big names Heughan has beaten to take first place in bookies’ running for 007.

Others famous faces further down the list include Michael Fassbender (8-1), Tom Hardy (8-1), Chris Hemsworth (10-1) and Idris Elba (10-1).

After Craig said Bond 25, No Time To Die, would be his last film as 007, Heughan previously spoke out on the possibility of taking up the mantle.

Asked whether he would want the role, the Outlander favourite told

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