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 returns to ITV this year for its 14th series.
An official airdate for the 2020 series of Britain’s Got Talent has not been announced yet, although auditions started in London earlier this year followed by dates in Manchester.
It is expected that Britain’s Got Talent 2020 will start on ITV in April, with betting markets expected to open around that time as well.
The final of Britain’s Got Talent is also yet to be confirmed, although we expect it to take place at the beginning of June.
The 2020 Britain’s Got Talent judges have been confirmed, with Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams back for another year.
Ant and Dec will once again host 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
Want to know when The Great British Bake Off 2020 starts?
Although Channel 4 are yet to confirm a start date for Bake Off, we believe you should pencil in Tuesday, August 25 for the first episode of the 2020 series.
Considering the 2019 series of Bake Off started on Tuesday 27 August, we'd hazard a guess that you'll be snuggled up on your sofa; watching the first episode of GBBO 2020 on Tuesday 25 August.
Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith are set to return for the next series of Great British Bake Off and further details will be announced in the coming weeks.
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.
Strictly Come Dancing betting odds will open later this year once the 2020 Strictly cast is confirmed.
The Strictly Come Dancing 2020 start date is yet to be confirmed, but we expect the first show to air on BBC1 on a Saturday evening in late September (pencil in September 19 and September 26 as possible start dates!), hosted once again by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.
Expect a live tour to be announced as well.
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 2020, with Simon Cowell and show producers promising big changes after a bizarre spin-off in 2019.
X Factor 2020 betting odds will be available later this year ahead of the show’s return in the autumn. We’ll have more X Factor news available in the coming weeks!