Poldark’s Aidan Turner becomes bookies’ favourite for Bond
After refusing to answer the press about whether he’d been meeting with James Bond producers earlier this year, Poldark heartthrob Aidan Turner is now the frontrunner in the race to replace Daniel Craig as 007.
“It’s just rumours. I don’t know anything about it”, Turner told the panel at the BAFTA TV Awards in May, back before Tom Hiddleston went and more or less disqualified himself from the running, and left the bets a lot more open.
Overtaking War and Peace actor James Norton, who held the top odds this time last month, Turner is now at 6/4 to be Bond, while Norton is bumped down to second favourite, with odds of 7/2.
A spokesperson for William Hill told The Sun: “We have seen a further run of bets for Mr Turner, including one customer looking to place a cool £1000. He has to be a contender”.
Meanwhile, Suicide Squad beauty Margot Robbie is the current favourite to be the next Bond girl.
Stay tuned for more developments as we hear them!