Specials Betting Television By Joe Crilly

Clarkson Set To Stay On Top Gear As Odds Slashed!

Jeremy Clarkson has gone on the offensive regarding his recent suspension but rather than making it more likely that he gets the boot from Top Gear, William Hill have shortened his odds of staying from 5/6 to 1/2. He is 6/4 to leave the show.


“Clarkson has hardly hidden himself at home and shut the curtains during the whole fracas business but we do not think his going on the offensive has harmed his chances of staying on Top Gear and we now expect him to still be there when the 23rd series of the show starts,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


Should Clarkson leave, it is Chris Evans who is the 7/2 favourite to replace him.


Jeremy Clarkson to present any episode in the 23rd series of Top Gear: 1/2 yes; 6/4 no


To replace Jeremy Clarkson as Top Gear Presenter: 7/2 Chris Evans; 5/1 Steve Coogan; 11/2 Johnny Vaughan; 6/1 Dermot O’Leary; 6/1 Eddie Irvine; 8/1 cChris Moyles; 8/1 Eddie Jordan; 8/1 Tiff Needell; 9/1 Ant & Dec; 9/1 Martin Brundle; 12/1 David Coulthard; 12/1 Jimmy Carr; 12/1 Jodie Kidd; 12/1 Piers Morgan; 14/1 Suzi Perry; 16/1 Guy Martin; 20/1 James Nesbitt; 20/1 Jay Kay; 25/1 Damon Hill; 25/1 James Blunt; 25/1 John Inverdale; 25/1 Patrick Kielty; 33/1 Ben Collins; 33/1 Nigel Mansell; 33/1 Vernon Kay; 40/1 Rowan Atkinson; 66/1 Katie rice