Over the last 24 hours, Oddschecker users in the UK have arrived in their droves to back the outspoken Piers Morgan to be Britain’s next Prime Minister.
80% of all bettors have taken a liking to the Good Morning Britain host, despite his long odds of +25000 in the market. This comes after a series of viral clips from the hit breakfast show surfacing on Twitter, displaying Morgan relentlessly grilling those in authority – often tying them in a plethora of knots.
While he started the day out at +50000, some sportsbooks have Morgan as short as +20000 to become the next PM, a shorter price than many more recognized politicians, including the likes of David Cameron and Ed Miliband.
If this support continues, who knows how far he can go?
Who are the favorites to become the next UK Prime Minister?
While Boris Johnson is set to remain in the hot seat for a little while longer, the oddsmakers believe the battle to replace him is a two-horse race.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is the current favorite, priced at +290, although he’s as short as +200 with a number of books. With the Conservatives already in power, Sunak looks to be a strong contender to replace Johnson, should he step down before the next General Election.
His main competitor is Labour leader Keir Starmer, who is a marginally bigger price at +360. With an Election as potentially far away as 2024, we could see these odds fluctuate in either direction.
Elsewhere, Michael Gove is third-favorite at +1100, with Jeremy Hunt and Dominic Raab priced at +1200 and +2000, respectively.
Oddschecker spokesperson Ryan Elliott: “While he won’t be threatening the top of the market anytime soon, Piers Morgan does appear to have gripped the imagination of the nation with his continual success in holding the current government accountable.
“However, if we’re looking at slightly more realistic candidates, Rishi Sunak’s ascension into Number 10 may only be prevented if Keir Starmer’s Labour successfully usurp the Conservatives during the next General Election.”
Next UK Prime Minister Odds
Rishi Sunak +290
Keir Starmer +360
Michael Gove +1100
Jeremy Hunt +1200
Dominic Raab +2000
Priti Patel +2500
Sajid Javid +3300
James Cleverley +4000
Matt Hancock +5000
Piers Morgan +25000