OUTLANDER star Sam Heughan’s odds of being the next 007 have been slashed by bookies.

The move came after the 40-year-old Scot, from Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway, spoke about his hopes of becoming the new James Bond.

Heughan, who is known for his role as Jamie Fraser in the hit historical drama series, spoke about the prospect of playing James Bond in an interview with Esquire.

Bookies responded by cutting his odds from 6/1 to just 5/1.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Sam Heughan is no stranger to the head of the Bond betting and his recent comments have seen us slash odds on him playing 007 next.”

James Norton and Tom Hardy continue to head the betting at 2/1 apiece, with Rege-Jean Page also among the frontrunners at 5/1.