By Rupert Adams

Great British Bake Off: Claire Balding New Favourite To Present – Andrew Favourite For 2016 Crown

Claire Balding is the favourite to be named as the new presenter for the Great British Bake Off, with William Hill slashing the price from 10/1 into 7/1 overnight. Jo Brand is 8/1 with Jamie Oliver offered at 10/1.


“Claire has to be a contender as we now have as many bets for her as we do for all the other contenders,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.


Following the fourth episode in the current series, the William Hill reality TV compiler believes that Andrew is the narrow favourite (2/1) , with Benjamina and Candice just behind


To Replace Mel and Sue as Presenters: 7/1 Clare Balding, 8/1 Jo Brand, 10/1 Jamie Oliver, 10/1 Jennifer Saunders, 12/1 Sandi Toksvig, 12/1 Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer, 14/1 Claudia Winkleman, 14/1 James Martin, 14/1 Nadiya Hussain, 16/1 Davina McCall, 16/1 Ed Byrne, 16/1 Sarah Millican, 20/1 Ben Shepherd, 20/1 Emma Willis, 20/1 Giles Coren, 20/1 Johnny Vegas, 20/1 Keith Lemon, 20/1 Omid Djalili, 25/1 Helen Skelton, 25/1 Richard & Judy, 25/1 Alex Jones, 33/1 Gino D’Acampo, 50/1 Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer …... others on request


Great British Bake Off – Series Winner (Illustrative purposes only): 2/1 Andrew, 5/2 Benjamina, 3/1 Candice, 5/1 Tom, 12/1 Selasi, 16/1 Rav, 20/1 Jane, 20/1 Val