Although when Ellie Goulding posted a photo of herself leaving Abbey Road Studios, following a recent tweet that simply said "Live and Let Die", it was almost certain that she'd be recording the theme for new James Bond film Spectre (Abbey Road being the traditional location for the occasion), it now seems that the far more unlikely but not entirely implausible Radiohead may be up for the job.

The possibility enticed many to place bets on the band, so much so that it led bookmakers William Hill to suspend betting on the identity of the as-yet-unknown Bond theme singer.

William Hill spokesman, Rupert Adams, said:

"The first gamble of the day was Ellie Goulding and punters were backing her as if she already had the gig, but just as we were thinking of pulling the plug we had a load of bets for Radiohead, including one customer who asked to place a £15,000 bet on the band at 10/1. There seem to be all kinds of rumours and the plot has had more twists and turns than a classic Bond tale, but surely nobody risks £15,000 on a hunch."

The potential is there. Here is Radiohead below performing their version of 'Nobody Does It Better', the theme to 1977 Bond film The Spy Who Love Me.