PUBLISHED: 18:22, Mon, Jan 4, 2021 | UPDATED: 18:22, Mon, Jan 4, 2021
Netflix’s new period drama Bridgerton has been taking the world by storm over Christmas and New Year. None more so than Duke of Hastings star Regé-Jean Page who fans on social media have been calling on to be the next James Bond. The 31-year-old British-Zimbabwean had odds of 40-1 at Ladbrokes but those have since been slashed down to 16-1.
This means the bookmakers have Page with better odds of taking up the Licence to Kill after Daniel Craig than Jamie Bell, Michael Fassbender and even Chris Hemsworth.
A Ladbrokes spokesman said: “Regé-Jean Page has shot up the betting and is now firmly considered a frontrunner in the race to replace Daniel Craig as 007.”
Just ahead of the Bridgerton hunk is Jack Lowden on 8-1, Richard Madden at 7-1 and Sam Heughan on 6-1.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
While firm frontrunners remain Idris Elba on 4-1, James Norton at 9-4 and the ever-popular favourite Tom Hardy with odds of 7-4.
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Next James Bond: Regé-Jean Page odds SLASHED – Bridgerton star ‘now firmly a frontrunner’ (Image: Netflix/GETTY)
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Of course, it’s worth pointing out that No Time To Die is still yet to release, with Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson reiterating all their focus is on Daniel Craig’s final outing right now.
However, with the 25th 007 mission having been delayed a year due to the pandemic, for all fans know EON Productions could be making plans for the next Bond behind the scenes.
In fact, 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of the beloved film franchise, so that would be the perfect timing to announced Craig’s