James Norton James Bond Betting Favourite
First betting was suspended on the next Bond due to large bets on Tom Hiddleston to be the next Bond. Then it was Aidan Turner’s turn to attract the attention of the betting markets who suspended betting. Now it is James Norton’s turn to become betting favourite and force a bookmaker to suspend betting on him.
The Happy Valley and War & Peace star has come from nowhere (he was previously 33/1) to odds on favourite to be the next Bond. This comes after the BBC announced they were commissioning a new series of Poldark which stars Aidan Turner and mean Turner would not be available to star in the next Bond film.
The sudden change in the odds on James Norton suggests that perhaps someone has access to some secret information. Ladbrokes have reported large wagers on James Norton in recent days, causing his odds to plummet. Jessica Bridge from Ladbrokes is quoted as saying
We’re taking a breather on Bond betting whilst the market settles. The gamble on Norton has seemingly come out of nowhere, but money talks, and punters clearly think he’s worthy of being 007 favourite if nothing else.
A PaddyPower spokesperson reports that they did not initially receive any large wagers on Norton, but have started to see some bets that suggest that something is going on that might have some substance.
We’ve barely had any bets on Norton to be the next Bond. We thought the first this morning was like a hopeful roulette spin in Casino Royale. However, after a sudden sequence of follow-up punts, we’re starting to suspect that we’re dealing with a Dr. In The Know – so the odds have Skyfall-en.’
Ladbrokes have now reopened the betting market, and provide best odds of 4/7 for James Norton to be next Bond.
Idris Elba is still up there as fourth favourite at odds of 10/1.
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