Piers Morgan has already declared his desire to take on Daniel Craig’s role as the world’s most famous super-spy – James Bond, but William Hill has now added him to their list of contenders.
The former Good Morning Britain presenter teased fans with a snap in a traditional 007 pose outside Burlington Arcade for the 007 installation launch earlier this week, and Morgan has since been priced at 1000/1 to take on the mantle.
The 56-year-old, fresh from landing a brand new role as star of talkTV, took to Twitter and wrote: “BREAKING: Daniel Craig’s replacement as 007 finally revealed…”
Craig, who has played the role since 2006, will retire his License to Thrill and hang up his tux after his fifth and final outing as Bond after next week’s release of the highly anticipated No Time To Die.
It remains unclear who will take over the role with speculation rife that directors could move away from the traditional white male as the figurehead of the franchise.
Revenant and Venom star Tom Hardy remains the firm favourite to assume the role, and he is currently 5/2. Hardy is being tracked by Bridgerton’s dashing Rege-Jean Page and McMafia’s James Norton who are both locked in at 3/1.
Disney star Luke Evans, who has made no bones about his willingness to take up the coveted role, continues to attract interest at 6/1. Completing the top five is London-born Luther star Idris Elba, along with Superman Henry Cavill (both 8/1).
William Hill is offering odds of 11/2 for a female James Bond in the next movie, with Vigil star Suranne Jones (9/1) and Lashana Lynch (10/1) leading the way.
Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding is 25/1 to become the first British-Asian Bond, declaring it as an “opportunity to change”.
To view the full market from William Hill ahead of the UK release of No Time To Die visit: https://sports.williamhill.com/betting/en-gb/tv-specials/OB_EV1075072/next-james-bond-after-daniel-craig
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