Bookies lay odds on a Jarvis Cocker, Chumbawumba or a Geri Halliwell at this year’s Brits!
Since her Grammy haul last weeek it seems somewhat and boringly inevitable that Adele will sweep the board at this year’s Brit awards( considering this was the venue where she launched her ’21’ album campaign) on Tuesday night. It seems that she’ll be joined by the punchable likes of Ed Sheeran and Coldplay in scooping gongs in another predictable backslapping show. But William Hill are more concerned with the potential for a ‘suprise’ and are offering odds on what will happen during the Brit Awards live show on Tuesday evening. It is 20/1 that someone does the Geri Halliwell (a nip slip as they go up to accept an award), 50/1 for the Jarvis Cocker (bare their backside on stage during another act’s performance), 12/1 for the Chumbawumba (any act to pour a drink over any present politician like David Cameron?!?) and 8/1 for the Brandon Block (any act to walk onstage and try to accept another person’s award). “Once they have had a drink or two, celebrities can become very unpredictable and we reckon that just about anything could happen on Tuesday evening,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.Although given how tightly these events are controlled now we’re quite dubious that any of these things will happen!
Bookmakers William Hill final prices suggest that Adele is on track to crown a fantastic year by grabbing herself a couple of Brit Awards to sit alongside her rapidly growing collection of gongs. She was 1/10 to win best album and 1/5 to win the award for Best British Female solo artist. William Hill Brit Awards Specials The Geri Halliwell: Any celeb to have a nip slip as they go up to accept an award – 20/1 The Jarvis Cocker: Someone to get up on stage and pull a mooney while another artist is performing – 50/1 The Chumbawumba: Any act to pour a drink over a politician – 12/1 The Brandon Block: Any act to walk onto the stage and try to claim another acts award – 8/1 BRIT Prices (before the market closed on Friday evening):
Best British Album: 1/10 Adele (21); 9/1 Coldplay (Mylo Xyloto); 10/1 Florence and the Machine (Ceremonials); 12/1 Ed Sheeran (+); 20/1 PJ Harvey (Let England Shake)
Best British Female Solo Artist: 1/5 Adele; 9/2 Jessie J; 12/1 Florence and the Machine; 20/1 Laura Marling; 25/1 Kate Bush
Best British Single: 4/6 One Direction (What Makes You Beautiful); 3/1 Gareth Malone/Military Wives (Wherever You Are); 6/1 Adele (Someone Like You); 10/1 The Wanted (Glad You Came); 12/1 JLS (She Makes Me Wanna); 14/1 Ed Sheeran (The A Team); 16/1 Jessie J (Price Tag); 25/1 Ollie Murs (Heart Skips A Beat); 40/1 Example (Changed The Way You Kissed Me); 66/1 Pixie Lott (All About Tonight)
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