What will the new year have in store according to the odds?
On the eve of a new year, leading bookmaker Coral has unveiled its range of special bets for 2015, including 8/1 that Prince Harry gets engaged in the next twelve months, 4/1 the Queen abdicates the throne, and 2/1 that William and Kate have twins. Away from the Royal family, Coral go 8/1 that there are two general elections in 2015, 5/4 that Ed Miliband is replaced as Labour leader, and 6/5 that David Cameron’s reign as Conservative leader comes to an end, while it’s 6/1 that the UK has the wettest year on record, but 10/1 that the temperature exceeds 100F next summer. In the world of celebrity it’s evens that Cheryl Fernandez-Versini announces she is pregnant, while George Clooney and his wife Amal are 6/5 to break the same news, while it’s far more unlikely odds – 10,000/1 to be exact – that Russell Brand becomes Prime Minister! Finally, on a sporting theme, it’s 1/2 that Wayne Rooney breaks Sir Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record, 7/4 that Andy Murray can win another tennis Major, while golfer Rory McIlroy is odds on at 5/6 to add to his Major tally in 2015. “Twelve months ago we offered odds of 3/1 that Cheryl Cole would get married in 2014, and 4/6 that William and Kate would announce they were expecting their second child, among some of the fun bets to mark the last new year, and we’ll be watching with interest how 2015 goes for far-sighted punters,” said Coral’s David Stevens. CORAL ODDS ON 2015 EVENTS **2015 Royal Family specials 2/1 William and Kate to have twins 3/1 Pippa Middleton to get married 4/1 The Queen to abdicate the throne 4/1 Pippa Middleton to move to the US 8/1 Prince Harry to get engaged 10/1 Kate and William to announce they are pregnant again 16/1 Princess Beatrice to get married 20/1 Prince Harry to get married 25/1 Princess Eugenie to get married 33/1 Prince Harry to become a father 66/1 William and Kate to have triplets **Gender of William and Kate’s second child 10/11 Girl, Evens Boy, **2015 Political specials Evs Nick Clegg to be replaced as Liberal Democrat Leader 6/5 David Cameron to be replaced as Conservative Leader 5/4 Ed Miliband to be replaced as Labour Leader 8/1 Two General Elections **2015 Celebrity specials Evs Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to announce she is pregnant 6/5 George Clooney and Amal to announce they are having a baby 5/4 Mel B to get divorced 6/4 Kanye West and Kim Kardashian to divorce 7/4 S Club 7 to have a UK number one single 2/1 Rihanna to announce she is pregnant 2/1 Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman to marry 2/1 Nick Grimshaw to no longer be the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show presenter 3/1 The Saturday’s to split 3/1 Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger to marry 3/1 Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman to have another baby 3/1 Blue to have a UK number one single 4/1 Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan to have a baby 4/1 Jay Z and Beyonce to divorce 4/1 Perrie Edwards and Zayn Malik to get married 4/1 Miley Cyrus to go to rehab 4/1 Nicole and Lewis Hamilton to get married 4/1 Kim Kardashian to pose nude for playboy 5/1 Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to release a sex tape 5/1 Kim Sears to announce she is expecting 5/1 AP McCoy to be knighted 5/1 Michelle Keegan to be named FHM Sexiest Woman 5/1 Take That to split 5/1 Chris Evans to no longer be the BBC2 Breakfast radio presenter 5/1 Oasis to perform live again with both Liam and Noel Gallagher performing 5/1 Mylene Klass to host Newsnight 6/1 Victoria Beckham to announce she is pregnant 6/1 Harry Styles to leave One Direction, but band stay together 10/1 One Direction to split 12/1 Fifty Shades of Grey to be the biggest box office hit 16/1 Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to get divorced 20/1 Ant and Dec to announce they have split up 25/1 Ant & Dec to quit I’m A Celebrity 33/1 Take That to become two 33/1 UK to win Eurovision 33/1 Ireland to win Eurovision 33/1 UK to score ‘Nul Points’ at Eurovision 10,000/1 Russell Brand becoming Prime Minister **2015 Weather specials 5/1 White Christmas in Edinburgh 5/1 UK to have the hottest year on record (Met office) 6/1 UK to have the wettest year on record (Met office) 8/1 Rain to fall on the Saturday headline act on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 8/1 White Christmas in London 8/1 White Christmas in Belfast 8/1 White Christmas in Dublin 9/1 White Christmas in Cardiff 10/1 No rain on any day during Wimbledon 10/1 UK Mainland Temperature to exceed 100F 12/1 UK record low temperature to be broken (-27.2C) 16/1 UK mainland wind speed record to be broken (173mph) 16/1 UK record temperature high to be broken (38.5C recorded by Met Office) 33/1 Snow to fall on the River Thames during the University Boat Race 40/1 Rain every day at Wimbledon 50/1 Snow to fall on Aintree during the Grand National race 100/1 River Thames to freeze from bank to bank anywhere between London Bridge and Tower Bridge **2015 England football specials 10/3 England to remain unbeaten during 2015 40/1 England to win all of their matches in 2015 5/2 Wayne Rooney to score a hat-trick for England in 2015 10/1 Wayne Rooney to be sent off for England during 2015 1/2 Wayne Rooney to break the England scoring record during 2015 **Andy Murray to win a Major in 2015 7/4 **Rory McIlroy to win a Major in 2015 5/6 ENDS Further Information Contact David Stevens 07720 400348 Simon Clare 07860 465139