Oddsmakers Stop Betting on Paterson Joseph
The Outpost Gallifrey notes that since Rich Johnston’s report Monday that Paterson Joseph will be named the next Doctor Who, the odds on him have fallen dramatically. Bookmakers are said to be no longer accepting bets on Joseph.
Joseph has told BBC News: "I’m afraid I can’t make any comment on it. I’m not a gambler. And I don’t approve of gambling unless it’s for the Grand National."
As previously reported, there’s speculation a hunt or announcement may be made during the Children in Need charity special.
While the British press has filled many column inches and web pages with speculation the odds now look like this:
ODDS ON WHO MIGHT BE THE NEXT DOCTOR, FROM BETFAIR (26th Nov 2008):
7/17 Patterson Joseph
9/1 Robert Carlyle
19/2 David Morrisey
21/2 Rhys Ifans
11/1 Anthony Head
15/1 Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Nesbitt
24/1 Colin Salmon
29/1 Sean Pertwee, Russell Tovey
31/1 Richard Coyle, Richard E Grant
39/1 Jennifer Saunders, Catherine Tate, John Simm
49/1 Billie Piper
59/1 Alan Davies, Jack Davenport, Stephen Fry
64/1 James McAvoy
99/1 Aidan Gillen, Paul McGann, Ben Wishaw, Bill Nighy, Harry Lloyd, Jason Statham, John Barrowman, Dexter Fletcher, Julian Walsh, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Broadbent, Tom Ellis, Nigel Harman, Daniel Radcliffe