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Adele set to take the 2016 Bafta TV Awards by storm

| 04.05.2016

Adele is set to add a Bafta to her growing array of awards later this month as favourite to take home an Entertainment gong.

The Hello singer is the 4/11 jolly in the Entertainment Programme category after shocking a handful of hardcore fans in the well received special Adele at the BBC.

The programme, hosted by Graham Norton, saw the 27-year-old disguise herself as an Adele tribute act and line-up alongside a host of other wannabes.

She eventually brought the house down and her rivals to tears after revealing her true identity on stage and Adele’s ability to hoodwink the other singers has made her a shoe-in for the prize.

Competition comes from the usual suspects of Strictly Come Dancing (7/2) and Britain’s Got Talent (4/1), while Chris Evans’ TFI Friday Anniversary Special is deemed the rank outsider at 16/1.

Elsewhere, Idris Elba is favourite to land the Leading Actor gong for his portrayal of troubled detective John Luther and The Wire actor can be backed at 13/8 to come out on top.

Mark Rylance for Wolf Hall, Stephen Graham for This is England’90, and Ben Wishaw for London Spy can  be backed at 7/4, 3/1 and 5/1 respectively but the odds suggest 007 frontrunner Elba will be the one to celebrate.

Meanwhile, in the Leading Actress category Sheridan Smith will be hoping to put her recent stage troubles to one side with a win and as the 6/5 favourite for her role in The C-Word she could do just that.

Suranne Jones is her nearest rival at 11/8 for Doctor Foster, while Wolf Hall’s Claire Foy can be backed at 5/1 and Ruth Madeley is available at 7/1 for Don’t Take My Baby.

One of the most eagerly anticipated prizes of the night, however, is the Soap and Continuing Drama award and while there isn’t much in the betting we make Coronation Street the favourites at 5/6, with Eastenders not far behind at 11/10.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.