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Bet on a massive television audience for the Royal Wedding

| 27.04.2011

As the final finishing touches are put in place for the Royal Wedding this Friday, millions of people around the country will also be finalising their plans for the big day.

One thing you can definitely bet on is that most of the country will be sat around a television taking in all the sights and sounds of the day.

The British public loves a wedding and the Royal Wedding is sure to be one of the most watched television programmes in history. Because of this, Ladbrokes is offering you the chance to bet on how many people will be watching events at Westminster Abbey over BBC and ITV.

The current favourite is under 30 million people which can be backed at 2/5. The Royal Wedding between Charles and Diana was watched by 28.40million people back in 1981, making it the seventh most watched programme in British television history.

If you reckon Britain will come to a standstill for the occasion, then you could also back there to be 30-34 million people watching at 4/1.

The funeral of Princess Diana in 1997 attracted an audience of 32.10 million despite the sudden nature of events. With people given the day off work and thousands of parties planned for the Royal Wedding, there is every chance that over 30 million people will tune in for this.

Currently, the most watched programme in British television history is the 1966 World Cup final which attracted an audience of 32.30 million people. If you reckon that total will be absolutely smashed, then you can back over 34 million people to be watching it at 4/1.

A £30 stake on Prince William to be jilted at the altar would pay out £3,000! New customers can sign up here for a free £30 bet.



Richard Anderson