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TV Show Odds & Special Market Betting
For years, betting has been the domain of the sports fanatic, with horse racing and football leading the way, but with the massive popularity of reality television with a captive audience of millions, we've seen a surge in interest in shows such as Love Island, Eurovision, and Strictly Come Dancing. Read More
On this page, you'll be able to browse all of the odds from the best online betting sites for the most popular shows and novelty markets. With our unique Probability Percentage for every price, we simplify the way odds are presented if you're new to betting.
The bookmakers treat certain TV programs the same as any sporting event and they'll price up TV show odds for different markets within the show, such as outright winner, top boy/girl and in the instance of shows that involve eliminations, next to be eliminated!
The TV Specials we specifically cover can be found below.
Britain's Got Talent Odds
The program has reached its 16th series and has paved the way for successful careers for its previous winners, including Paul Potts, Diversity, and Lost Voice Guy.
The current edition of Britain's Got Talent features a panel of judges consisting of Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alisha Dixon, and Bruno Tonioli, and is, as always, presented by Ant and Dec.
Love Island Odds
Love Island is an immensely popular dating show presented by Maya Jama that takes place twice a year.
The Winter edition is held in South Africa between January and March, while the Mallorca-based Summer show starts in June and runs through to August.
The show is surprisingly popular as a betting event with a variety of different markets on offer. The most popular of which is the Winning Couple Betting, closley followed by Top Male and Top Female.
The Boat Race Odds
As rivalries go, The Boat Race duel between the University teams from Oxford and Cambridge is tough to beat!
The first race dates back nearly 200 years to the 19th Century, while it's Oxford who head into the 2023 edition as the holders of the silver oar.
You can place a bet on the outright winner, winning margin, and even the sinking of a particular boat.
Sports Personality of the Year Odds
Sports Personality of the Year, aka SPOTY, is always a popular market to bet on given the swing in the odds throughout the year as sporting stars achieve incredible feats in their fields.
Early contenders to keep an eye on in 2023 include Ben Stokes, Tyson Fury, Harry Brook, and Rory McIlroy.
I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Odds
I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here takes place in the Australian outback every year and is exceptionally popular with viewers and punters alike. As well as betting on the winner there's plenty of other markets available, such as next to be evicted, top male and top female and is usually screened in November.
Strictly Come Dancing Odds
Strictly Come Dancing sees celebrities dance their socks off every Saturday night and again is an increasingly popular betting event. As well as next to leave markets you can bet on the sex of the winner.
Big Brother Odds
The show that helped launch a thousand reality shows is set to return to our screens in 2023, not on Channel 4 or 5 but on the home of Love Island, ITV2!
However, former Big Brother host Rylan is thought to be the favourite to claim hosting duties but faces competition from Alison Hammond and Vernon Kay.
Novelty Betting Markets
There are some cracking sports specials and novelty betting markets to explore on this page.
You've arrived at exactly the right place if you're interested in betting on the Next James Bond, the Best Picture at the Oscars, or who will scoop a Grammy award.
Simply click on each link below to explore the market in more detail.
The Eurovision song contest is everyone's favourite flamboyant music show that takes place annually in May.
It's a hugely popular viewing event featuring nearly 50 counties that battle it out for musical glory, with the bookies seeing plenty of action across the semi-finals and final every May.
The 67th edition of the show in 2023 will take place in Liverpool, featuring two semi-finals on 9th and 11th May, followed by the Final on Saturday 13th May.
Ukraine are the current holders following the success of Kalush Orchestra's Stefania in 2022, with the UK's Sam Ryder finishing in 2nd with his entry Space Man.
Next James Bond Odds
The search is on for the Next James Bond after the long-serving Daniel Craig hung up his tuxedo, parked up his motor, and put away his gadgets following the conclusion of his fifth and final film: No Time To Die.
So, who will become the next 007?
Contenders for the coveted role include Henry Cavill, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, James Norton, and Tom Vardy, while The Rock is a 50/1 outsider.
Frequently Asked Questions on TV Specials
Which are the best bookies to bet with for TV specials?
Paddy Power and by proxy Betfair were the first bookmaker to openly embrace TV specials betting and they continue to trail a blaze in the number of events and markets they cover.
What kind of stake can you get on TV Specials betting?
Depending on the show, the bookmakers are far less likely to restrict your betting on TV specials, especially if the show is live. In the early days the bookies were pretty wary of taking big stakes when betting on these markets and still only allow relatively small stakes on pre-recorded shows if offering prices.