TV Betting Odds
Reality television came to prominence in the UK around 20 years ago, largely thanks to the success of programmes such as Big Brother.
The mix of competition and drama, either by a judging panel or the viewers of a particular show, grips millions of viewers every year – even when a particular show (such as Great British Bake Off or The Apprentice) isn’t even being broadcast live.
We’ve got the latest betting news here at freetips.com, along with information on all major current and upcoming reality TV shows in the UK…
BBC Sports Personality Of The Year
The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award is the main award of the BBC's annual Sports Personality of the Year ceremony, which takes place each December each year.
The 2020 BBC Sports Personality Of The Year will be announced on Sunday, December 13th at the P&J Live Arena in Aberdeen, Scotland, with the event airing live on BBC1 in the United Kingdom.
England cricketer Ben Stokes was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2019, beating F1 driver Lewis Hamilton and sprinter Dina Asher-Smith in a public vote.
Tyson Fury is the early favourite at time of writing in the latest BBC Sports Personality Of The Year odds, with Joe Wicks (aka The Body Coach) and Jordan Henderson also rated with the bookies, along with Hamilton and Asher-Smith.
Britain's Got Talent
First airing in the UK in 2007, Britain’s Got Talent is back on ITV for its 14th series.
BGT odds are being released, and although the final of Britain’s Got Talent is also yet to be confirmed, we expect it to take place in October.
The 2020 Britain’s Got Talent judges for the semi-finals and final are Ashley Banjo (replacing Simon Cowell, who suffered a serious back injury earlier this year), Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams back for another year.
Ant and Dec are once again hosting the show.
Dancing On Ice
Dancing on Ice will return to ITV in January 2021.
Dancing on Ice 2020 was won by Joe Swash, with the former Eastenders actor beating Diversity star Perri Kiely in the final.
Further details on Dancing on Ice 2021 will be revealed later this year, although it is expected that Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will present the show once again.
Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill will once again lead the judging panel, which in 2020 also featured Ashley Banjo and John Barrowman.
The 2021 Eurovision Song Contest will be the 65th edition of Eurovision and is scheduled to take place in May 2021 after Eurovision 2020 was cancelled because of the global coronavirus pandemic.
It is yet to be confirmed, but Rotterdam - the scheduled host in 2020 following the Netherlands’ victory at Eurovision 2019 in Israel - will be the likely host of Eurovision 2021.
Eurovision betting markets usually open in the weeks leading up the event, with the majority of Eurovision bets placed on the day itself. Eurovision betting odds will be available in the near future.
Eurovision results will start coming in from Tuesday, May 11 when the first semi-final takes place. The second semi-final is scheduled for Thursday, May 13 ahead of the main event itself.
Graham Norton will present BBC’s Eurovision coverage in the UK.
Great British Bake Off
The Great British Bake Off 2020 is underway!
The hit Channel 4 show returned on Tuesday, September 22nd and is already wowing huge audiences.
Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith are back for Bake Off 2020, as is Noel Fielding, who is presenting the show alongside Matt Lucas.
I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!
I'm A Celebrity has been one of ITV’s most-watched shows ever since it first aired in 2002.
Around 9 million viewers turned in to see the I'm A Celebrity 2019 result, with Jacqueline Jossa being crowned the winner of the last series.
Details of the 2020 edition of I'm A Celeb… are yet to be confirmed, although the show is likely to start in mid-November and run for around three weeks.
Love Island 2020 - the first winter series of the show - came to an end on Feburary 23, with Finley Tapp and Paige Turley crowned the winners.
Tapp and Turley won the £50,000 prize money, which they eventually chose to share between them after Turley - the ex-girlfriend of singer Lewis Capaldi - was given the chance to "steal" the full jackpot before deciding to split it evenly; a twist that occurs in every series.
Earlier in the series, Tapp and Turley became the first pair to become an official couple in the villa.
It has been confirmed that Love Island will return in 2021. The next series is expected to once again every night on ITV2 (bar Saturdays), with Laura Whitmore the host.
Strictly Come Dancing
Strictly has been a smash-hit for BBC since first airing in 2004, and Strictly Come Dancing betting odds are now......open!
The 2020 Strictly cast has been confirmed, and Strictly Come Dancing 2020 will start in mid-October, on BBC One as usual, and hosted once again by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.
Who will be Lord Sugar’s next apprentice? It’s yet to be confirmed by the BBC, but we expect The Apprentice 2020 to be back on our screens on BBC1 in early October.
Expect Alan Sugar to once again by flanked by Karren Brady and Claude Littner for The Apprentice later this year.
Once a ‘must-watch’ show for viewers on a Saturday night, X Factor has been facing low ratings in recent years, but ITV will keep it on the air again in 2021. Prior to the 2020 series being scrapped as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Simon Cowell and show producers had promised big changes after a bizarre spin-off in 2019.
X Factor betting odds will be available ahead of the show’s return in 2021. We’ll have more X Factor news available in the coming weeks and months!