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Nigel Farage favourite to win pre-election live TV debate

| 13.10.2014

Coral bookmakers today opened betting on the three proposed televised pre-election debates and make Nigel Farage the 5/4 favourite to win against David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg.

Under the plans proposed by the BBC, ITV, Sky News and Channel 4, David Cameron would take on Ed Miliband in a head to head debate on Sky News and Channel 4. Coral make David Cameron the 2/5 favourite to come out on top with Ed Miliband 7/4.

The BBC would then, if the proposals are accepted, televise a three way debate between Cameron, Miliband and Nick Clegg, and Coral make Cameron 4/6 favourite to win this debate, with Miliband next best at 6/4 and Clegg the outsider at 7/1.

The third proposed debate on ITV would be a four way battle with Nigel Farage joining Clegg, Miliband and Cameron. Coral make Nigel Farage the 5/4 favourite to come out on top in this debate with Cameron 6/4, Miliband 7/2 and Clegg 10/1.

“Over £50 million is expected to be bet on the 2015 General Election and the three live TV debates will undoubtedly prove lively betting events in their own right. Whilst we make David Cameron favourite to come out on top against Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg, we marginally favour Nick Farage in the betting when it comes to the proposed four way debate on ITV”, said Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman.

** Coral odds on the three proposed TV debates

– Sky News/Channel 4: 2/5 Cameron, 7/4 Miliband

– BBC : 4/6 Cameron, 6/4 Miliband, 7 Clegg

– ITV: 5/4 Farage, 6/4 Cameron, 7/2 Miliband, 10 Clegg



Simon Clare

Simon Clare joined Coral in 1997 as Racecourse PR representative and was
promoted to Coral PR Director in October 2002. Between 2008 to 2011 Clare
added Trading to his responsibilities in a new role as Coral Trading & PR
Director. In 2011 he relinquished his Trading responsibilities and assumed a
new wider role of PR & Broadcast Director responsible for all Coral Public
Relations activity, CoralTV and Social Media. Clare has extensive broadcast
experience on radio and television commenting on a diverse range of betting events from the obvious - horse racing, football and sport - to the more obscure - politics, reality TV, showbiz and the weather.
Simon Clare is a keen sports fan, still turning out for Carshalton FC on a
Saturday when work allows.