Bookie Barlow Backed for Corrie Exit

Dec 06, 2010, 07:12 ET from Betfred

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***

SOURCE Betfred