No chance of Jane Bond?

007 producers insist there is next to no chance of a woman in the role

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YouGov | Majority support a black James Bond, but few want a female or gay 007

The majority of Brits and the biggest James Bond fans are happy to see an actor from an ethnic minority cast in the role.

With Daniel Craig set to retire as James Bond after next year’s instalment of the franchise, speculation has mounted over who will be cast to take over the role.

Now a new YouGov survey reveals that Idris Elba is by far the British public’s favourite to play the next Bond. Of those who expressed an opinion, 28% chose Elba. In a distant second place is Tom Hardy on 11%, followed by Tom Hiddleston on 5%.

Richard Madden, who recently shot up the rankings with the bookies after his successful turn in BBC drama The Bodyguard, was chosen by 2% of those with a view.

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