Singer songwriter Ed Sheeran is favourite to produce the theme song for the next James Bond movie.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au was not shaken by the news, but stirred the pot by placing the superstar at the head of betting on $2.70.
Adele, who performed the 2012 theme song for Bond flick Skyfall, is second favourite at $5.00.
Aussie performers are also in the running, but long odds to get the gig.
Sophie Monk is the $501 outsider, Jessica Mauboy $276 and Shannon Noll is the best placed on $18.
“Some of Ed’s music doesn’t have a licence to thrill, but he’s a superstar and making the next Bond theme is just the next step to his world domination,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Next James Bond Theme
$2.70 Ed Sheeran
$11 Foo Fighters
$18 Shannon Noll
$51 Kendrick Lamar
$61 Shirley Bassey
$61 Kanye West
$91 Kylie Minogue
$276 Britney Spears
$276 Jessica Mauboy
$501 Sophie Monk