Telly fans set for Square eyes

If you want to be filled with festive cheer on Christmas Day, there are more obvious places to look than Albert Square.

But the soap renowned for its tales of doom and gloom is the bookies' favourite to draw in the most viewers on December 25.

Bookmakers Sky Bet have given EastEnders odds of 4/6 to be the TV show of viewers' choice on Christmas Day, with Doctor Who in second place at 7/4 and The Royle Family third, with odds of 11/2.

Perhaps it's the prospect of a Walford villain getting his comeuppance that's got fans excited on Christmas Day one disgruntled resident will murder Archie Mitchell in the Queen Vic, sparking a classic whodunnit.

Rival soap Coronation Street has been given odds of 10/1, while Emmerdale equals the Queen's speech in the betting, with odds of 150/1.

Sky Bet's entertainment betting spokeswoman Helen Jacob said: "There have been a few upsets in recent years in the top Christmas Day TV show betting, with 25/1 'Wallace and Gromit' pulling in most viewers last year and 'The Vicar of Dibley' coming out on top at 16/1 in 2006. 'EastEnders' looks hard to beat this year but perennial favourite 'Doctor Who' could just sneak it."

Source - Holy Soap


Anonymous said…
Archie's goin2 go but then who will be the next evil person, Janine??

From Nakash


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