Hollywood actor says he placed £100 on Leicester City to win the league.

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Tom Hanks claims he bet £100 on Leicester to win the Premier League at the beginning of the season.

When asked about the plight of his ‘beloved football team’, Aston Villa, at the premiere for his latest film, Hologram for the King, the Oscar-winning actor star replied: “what are you trying to make me do? Are you trying to make me cry on TV?”

“That’s bad but you know what I did at the beginning of the season? Put 100 quid on Leicester so I think I’ll do okay,” he said.

When asked whether he was telling the truth, Hanks responded by saying “maybe I did, maybe I didn’t.”

Claudio Ranieri’s team were 5000-1 to win the Premier League at the start of the season. They currently require just three points form their remaining three league matches to clinch the most unlikeliest of triumphs.