X Factor 2013: Audition Shows Preview

Here we go again. X Factor revs into gear for its tenth series this Saturday. In an attempt to halt declining ratings, producers have been tinkering with the bodywork. Whether the spluttering engine will be appreciably better is open to question.

Sharon Osbourne replaces Tulisa on the panel; behind-closed-doors auditions are back, alongside arena tryouts; […]

Celebrity Big Brother August-September 2013 Discussion Thread

Sofabet commenters Guildo Horn Forever and Tish have already set the ball rolling on debating what Guildo calls the “uninspiring, miserable bunch of dysfunctional misfits” rumoured to be entering the Celebrity Big Brother house tonight. We’re not currently planning to be writing articles about this series of CBB, but please do use the comments thread […]

Best chance of a million: Premium Bonds, Lotto or Euromillions?

In a departure from our usual subject matter on Sofabet, I recently found myself discussing the wisdom of holding Premium Bonds: do they, the National Lottery or Euromillions give the best chance of a life-changing big win? I couldn’t find a recent calculation online so attempted to crunch the numbers for myself, and am posting […]