CBB, DoI, Splash and The Voice Discussion Thread

Happy New Year to all our readers. Let’s hope 2014 brings us opportunities galore for profitable punting on TV betting events. The year certainly gets off to a bang with Celebrity Big Brother, Dancing on Ice and Splash starting this weekend. The following weekend, The Voice returns. We will cover the latter stages of the […]

The Voice UK 2013 – Post Mortem

Another big shout-out to our commenters for nailing their colours to Andrea Begley tonight and winning big. I doff my hat to stoney, Dan, Guildo Horn Forever and Andy. Boki and gwri78 both laid the heavy odds-on favourite Leah McFall and were rewarded.

The latter was given a full-on pimping, most notably with a huge […]

The Voice UK 2013 – Final Preview

It’s been a good 2013 for short-priced favourites in TV talent show contests. We’ve had odds-on shots Denmark win Eurovision and Attraction take Britain’s Got Talent. Leah McFall attempts a hat-trick in tonight’s climax to The Voice. She’s a best price 1-3 at the time of going to press.

Her main rivals are Mike Ward […]

The Voice UK 2013 – Semi Final Preview

Judging by bookmakers’ lists and our comments section, punters finally got stuck into The Voice after the quarter final. Leah McFall is now a general price of 1/3 in the outright market. Well done to Andy for snapping her up at 3/1, which you could get before last Friday’s show.

Still, the format allows us […]

Why isn’t there more transparency about Eurovision and The Voice voting?

Claire Dresser, Chief Adviser at the BBC, received total annual remuneration of £104,285 as of June 2012. On the 27th May 2012, she put a £58.37 taxi ride on expenses. On the 16th December 2010, she spent £14.10 on greetings cards.

How do we know these things? Because the BBC, a public service broadcaster funded […]

The Voice UK 2013 – Blind Auditions 6

“Five weeks ago, four superstars set out to build their teams of 12”

And five weeks later, numbed by the analgesic of poor scripting, lame gimmickry and underwhelming singers; there we were, the remaining 378 viewers, hoping for some kind of revelatory superstar to topple the pile. Or at least a streaker.

Poor opener Adenike […]

The Voice UK 2013 – Blind Auditions 5

“When you get someone that’s come out and blown you away, then it’s PITCH TIME”

“I don’t want that person to slip by me”

“I’m holding out for greatness now. It’s ON”

“When I say I’ma fight, I freakin’ fight LET’S GO”


First up to swivel […]

The Voice UK 2013 – Blind Auditions 4

“Your career is in your hands”

“You get to pick your coach”

“That’s what’s unique about this show”

“I’m a corrugated outhouse” (apparently)

It certainly wasn’t all about the voice for Saturday’s first auditionee, beauty therapist and reductive 40s throwback, Alice. As if to ram the format’s point home like a raw carrot swallowed whole, […]