Outlander star Sam Heughan named as bookies favourite to be next James Bond
However, actor Sam Heughan may just have stolen a march on long time favourite and fellow Scot Richard Madden, by dropping to 5-2 in the latest odds.
The Outlander star has replaced Richard Madden as the favourite in the betting, with the Bodyguard star now joining The Avengers star Tom Hiddleston and Happy Valley actor James Norton at 5-1 in the chasing pack.
Coral’s John Hill told the Mirror: "Over 70 per cent of all the bets we have taken on James Bond over the last seven days have been for Sam Heughan who is proving a very popular choice with punters who see the Outlander star as the perfect replacement for Daniel Craig."
Hugely popular after playing heroic Scot Jamie Fraser in Outlander, Sam (or Richard) could soon become the first Scot to take the role since Sean Connery made it his own.
"We've not had a Scottish actor playing Bond since Sean Connery but the betting now suggests that wait will end with Heughan," added Hill.
Next James Bond odds
Here are the latest odds for 007 betting according to Coral Bookmakers:
5-2 Sam Heughan
5-1 Richard Madden
5-1 Tom Hiddleston
5-1 James Norton
8-1 Michael Fassbender
8-1 Tom Hardy
10-1 Jack Lowden
10-1 Idris Elba
10-1 Jamie Bell
12-1 Aidan Turner
12-1 Cillian Murphy
12-1 Henry Cavill
20-1 Henry Golding