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17 months on from the arrival of Princess Charlotte, bookies are gearing up for another Royal birth.

As Will and Kate return home from their first Royal tour with the kids, bookmakers in the UK are speculating that the couple will make their third pregnancy announcement in the coming year.

According to The Mirror, the odds for 2017 Royal baby news have dropped to 4/6, while it’s now 4/1 that a revelation will be made before the current year is out.

A Ladbrokes spokesperson told the paper: “The sight of Kate and Wills with George and Charlotte has sent royal baby watchers into overdrive.”

“A 2016 announcement seems unlikely but if the money’s to be believed 2017 looks like a certainty.”

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James Norton is now the most hotly tipped actor to replace Daniel Craig as the legendary secret agent James Bond.

According to the Metro, the Happy Valley star is now at 1/3 odds to play 007 in the Paddy Power betting stakes.

This puts him ahead of former favourites Tom Hiddleston (now 9/2) and Irish actor Aiden Turner (7/4) whose position in the Bond running has dropped after the BBC announced another series of Poldark in which he stars.

Norton has shot to the top of the potential Bond list – which also includes Idris Elba, Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender – after being 33/1 just six weeks ago.

The 30-year-old British actor has previously appeared in Dr Who, War & Peace and the movie An Education.

A Paddy Power spokesperson told the Metro: “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.”

So many Bond puns, so little time.

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