MANCHESTER, England, December 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Coronation Street bookie Peter Barlow has been the subject of some big bets himself to be killed off in this week's tram disaster on the long-running soap opera.
Betfred, the world's biggest independent bookmaker, have cut Barlow's odds to die when the tram crashes into the Kabin newsagent's shop to 10/3 from 10/1 following strong support.
Molly Dobbs and Ashley Peacock are rated certainties to be among the anticipated cull at 1/50 and 1/16 respectively, while Charlotte Hoyle is 2/9 even though reports suggest she will be murdered by John Stape before he plants her body in the rubble.
Betfred spokesman Jon Wilde said: "Corrie's 50th anniversary special is being billed as four funerals and a wedding, which suggests two more characters besides Molly and Ashley will meet their end.
"The amount of money we've taken for Peter suggests the bookie is well worth a wager to be one of those being written out of the show."
Which characters will die directly as a result of the Coronation Street tram disaster? 1/50 Molly Dobbs 10/1 Chris Gray 25/1 Jason Grimshaw 1/16 Ashley Peacock 10/1 Lloyd Mullaney 25/1 Tyrone Dobbs 2/9 Charlotte Hoyle 12/1 Nick Tilsley 25/1 Hayley Cropper 2/1 Rita Sullivan 14/1 Norris Cole 25/1 Roy Cropper 9/4 Sunita Alahan 14/1 Carla Connor 25/1 Michelle Connor 5/2 Janice Battersby 14/1 Maria Connor 25/1 Kirk Sutherland 11/4 Clare Peacock 14/1 Emily Bishop 25/1 Chesney Battersby-Brown 11/4 Graeme Proctor 16/1 Bill Webster 25/1 Steve McDonald 3/1 Ciaran McCarthy 16/1 Deirdre Barlow 25/1 Leanne Battersby 10/3 Peter Barlow 16/1 Eddie Windass 25/1 Fiz Stape 4/1 Eileen Grimshaw 16/1 Betty Williams 25/1 Ken Barlow 6/1 Jim McDonald 16/1 Pam Hobsworth 25/1 Sean Tully 10/1 Trevor Dean 16/1 Sian Powers 25/1 David Platt 10/1 Becky McDonald 16/1 John Stape 25/1 Gail McIntyre 10/1 Dev Alahan 16/1 Audrey Roberts 25/1 Kevin Webster 10/1 Julie Carp 20/1 Anna Windass 33/1 Tina McIntyre 33/1 Rosie Webster ***Odds subject to fluctuation***