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Bookmaker Coral opens up betting on 2016 news specials

Leading bookmaker Coral has issued a number of news specials for 2016 ahead of the New Year. These include various categories including politics, royal specials, music and weather.

With Kate and William having their second baby in 2015, royal betting was very popular over the last 12 months. Ahead of the New Year, Coral is quoting 2-1 for the couple to announce they are expecting another baby in 2016. The Queen is 6-1 to abdicate and Prince Harry is 16-1 to get married.

In their politics specials, Coral is offering 5-4 that Jeremy Corbyn will be replaced as Labour leader in 2016, 10-1 for David Cameron to be replaced as Conservative leader, while it is 25-1 for there to be a General Election next year.

“With a royal baby, general election and extreme weather conditions over the past 12 months, we have never seen as much interest in our news and novelty markets than that we saw in 2015,” said Coral’s John Hill.

“Punters are already placing bets on what they think will happen in 2016 and the early money suggests Jeremy Corbyn could be under a tough year to remain as Labour leader, Kate and William may announce they are having another baby and the weather odds indicate we may be in for the hottest year on record in the UK,” added Hill.

**BBC Sports Personality of the Year – gender of winner

2-9 Male, 3-1 Female

**BBC Sports Personality of the Year – winning sport

3-1 Althetics, 7-2 Golf, 5-1 Cycling, 6-1 Tennis, 7-1 Football, Motor sport, 9-1 Boxing, 25-1 Swimming/Diving, 28-1 Cricket, 40-1 Gymnastics, 66-1 Darts, Rugby, 80-1 Eventing, Horse Racing, Snooker.

**Politics

**Jeremy Corbyn to be replaced as Labour leader

5-4

**David Cameron to be replaced as Conservative leader

10-1

**A General Election

25-1

**Royal specials

** Kate and William to announce they are pregnant again

2-1

** Pippa Middleton to get married

3-1

** Prince Harry to get engaged

4-1

** The Queen to abdicate the throne

6-1

** Princess Beatrice to get married

14-1

** Prince Harry to get married

16-1

** Princess Eugenie to get married

28-1

** Prince Harry to become a father

33-1

**Weather specials

** UK to have the hottest year on record (Met office)

Evs

** UK to have the wettest year on record (Met office)

4-1

** UK Mainland Temperature to exceed 100F

5-1

** White Christmas in Edinburgh

6-1

** Rain to fall on the Saturday headline act on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury

7-1

** UK record temperature high to be broken (38.5C recorded by Met Office)

8-1

** No rain on any day during Wimbledon  

9-1

** White Christmas in London

9-1

** UK record low temperature to be broken (-27.2C)

12-1

** UK mainland wind speed record to be broken (173mph)

14-1

** Rain every day at Wimbledon

40-1

** Snow to fall on the River Thames during the University Boat Race

50-1

** Snow to fall on Aintree during the Grand National race

50-1

** River Thames to freeze from bank to bank anywhere between London Bridge and Tower Bridge

100-1

**Music

**Which One Direction member will have a number one single in 2016?

2-1 Harry, 3-1 Liam, 4-1 Louis, 5-1 Niall

**X Factor UK specials

**Winner to be

6-5 Female, 6-5 Male, 9-2 Group

** Louisa Johnson to have a UK number one single

Evs

** Reggie N Bollie to have a UK number one single

4-1

** X-Factor winner to be the Christmas Number One

11-10 Yes, 4-6 No

** Cheryl to quit X Factor

2-1

** Louis Walsh to return to the X Factor

8-11

** Any previous X Factor contestant to represent UK in Eurovision

5-1

**TV Specials

**Which of these will happen in 2016?

** Big Brother winner to be

8-11 Male, Evs Female

** Masterchef winner to be

5-6 Female, 5-6 Male

** The Great British Bake Off to be

4-6 Female, 11-10 Male

** The Apprentice winner to be

8-13 Male, 6-5 Female

** I’m A Celebrity winner to be

4-7 Male, 5-4 Female

** Strictly Come Dancing winner to be

5-6 Female, 5-6 Male

** Big Brother, I’m A Celebrity and Strictly Come Dancing all to be won by

4-1 Male, 7-1 Female

** Big Brother to be axed from Channel 5

10-1

** Ant & Dec to quit I’m A Celebrity

33-1

** David or Victoria Beckham to compete in Strictly Come Dancing

33-1

** Daniel Craig to compete in Strictly Come Dancing

33-1

** Strictly Come Dancing to be axed

33-1

**Strictly Come Dancing winner’s profession

9-4 Music, 5-2 Acting, 7-2 Sport, 9-2 Any Other, 5-1 TV Presenter (including news and weather)

**Miscellaneous

** Olly Murs and Caroline Flack NOT to return as hosts on the X Factor together

4-9

** All 5 Spice Girls to perform a live concert together

1-2

** Rita Ora to leave the X Factor

8-11

** Rita Ora NOT to leave the X Factor

Evs

** George Clooney and Amal to announce they are having a baby

5-4

** All 5 Spice Girls NOT to perform a live concert together

6-4

** Olly Murs and Caroline Flack to return as hosts on the X Factor together

13-8

** Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman to marry

7-4

** Nick Grimshaw to no longer be the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show presenter

2-1

** Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman to have another baby

2-1

** Emma Willis and Rylan Clark to front the X Factor

9-4

** Louis Tomlinson to be an X Factor judge

5-2

** Rihanna to announce she is pregnant

3-1

** Olly Murs and Caroline Flack to get engaged

7-2

** Chris Evans to no longer be the BBC2 Breakfast radio presenter

4-1

** Oasis to perform live again with both Liam and Noel Gallagher performing

5-1

** Dermot O’Leary to return as the X Factor host

6-1

** Victoria Beckham to announce she is pregnant

7-1

** Lewis Hamilton and Nicola Scherzinger to get engaged

8-1

** UK to score ‘Nul Points’ at Eurovision

20-1

** UK to win Eurovision

33-1

** Ireland to win Eurovision

33-1

** Ant and Dec to announce they have split up

40-1

ENDS

Further contact information:

John Hill 07889 645520