Television By Joe Crilly

GBBO Returns: Julia Emerges As Early Favourite

Following the announcement of the contestants in this year’s Great British Bake Off, William Hill have priced up Julia as the 5/1 slight favourite ahead of Steven at 6/1. Liam, Tom and Yan are all 7/1 third favourites.

“Julia has apparently been solidly training for GBBO for the last three years and the odds suggest that she is the one to beat,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “The betting is quite congested, however, and we will have to wait and see who emerges as frontrunners after the first couple of weeks.”

Great British Bake winner: 5/1 Julia; 6/1 Steven; 7/1 Liam; 7/1 Tom; 7/1 Yan; 9/1 Chris; 10/1 James; 10/1 Kate; 10/1 Peter; 10/1 Stacey; 12/1 Sophie; 16/1 Flo