William Hill Suspend Betting On Next Top Gear Host After Punter Requests £5000
William Hill have suspended betting on who will replace Chris Evans as host of Top Gear after a number of bets on Saturday for James Martin to get the gig. Offered at 1/2 on Saturday morning the price was backed in to 1/3 and one punter from Yorkshire requesting £5,000.
“James Martin was massively odds on and that wasn’t even putting off the punters, so we have decided to do the sensible thing and take the market down,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “It looks like a replacement for Evans has already been secured.”