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Paul O’Grady favourite to be next Countdown host

| 07.12.2020

Paul O’Grady is the early favourite with our traders to become the next host of Countdown.

The Liverpudlian is fancied as a 4/1 shot to replace Nick Hewer, or there’s a 9/2 chance Eamonn Holmes switches his allegiance to Channel 4 following his recent axing from This Morning on ITV.

Susan Calman and Shane Richie share odds of 5/1 apiece, with Matt Baker and Colin Murray just behind at 11/2.

Broadcasting stalwart Moira Stuart is next in line at 6/1, along with Matt Lucas and Jane Garvey at the same odds.

Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said: “Paul’s the perfect fit for Countdown and it looks like he could be the next host of the iconic Channel 4 show.”

She added: “Although, given that Eamonn is going to have a lot more spare time on his hands soon it’s possible he could be lured away from ITV.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting

Next Permanent Countdown Host

Paul O’Grady – 4/1

Eamonn Holmes – 9/2

Susan Calman – 5/1

Shane Richie – 5/1

Colin Murray – 11/2

Matt Baker – 11/2

Moira Stuart – 6/1

Matt Lucas – 6/1

Jane Garvey – 6/1

Jo Brand – 7/1

Jeff Brazier – 7/1

Sean Fletcher – 7/1

Konnie Huq – 8/1

Katherine Ryan – 8/1

Penny Smith – 8/1

John Barrowman – 8/1

Others on request

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



Jack Horrocks

Jack is sport mad with a passion for Football and Cricket. A Journalism graduate from Liverpool John Moores University, Jack has also worked at the Liverpool Echo and Fifa.com.