Richard Jones is the favourite to win Britain's Got Talent 2016

Richard Jones

Magician Richard Jones is the favourite to win Britain's Got Talent 2016.

Following last night's third semi-final, where he topped the vote, Richard is now the odds-on favourite with Ladbrokes to walk away as this year's Britain's Got Talent winner.

It means we may finally get our first ever magician winner on BGT and he'd definitely be deserving of the title after another amazing trick last night.

With six finalists now confirmed for Saturday night, RIchard has surged ahead in the betting as his rivals have faded away and he now finds himself chalked up as the front runner at 5/6, which will be pleasing news for one Ladbrokes punter who wagered £5,000 on his odds of winning ten days ago at 11/2, returning him a cool £32,500 should he do the business.

But we've still got a bit of a way to go yet with six more finalists to be confirmed, including the two wild cards.

Another nine acts will perform live this evening and Beau Dermott (5/1) is rated as near certainty to make it through Wednesday night's semi-final at 4/9.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "Richard's flying high in the betting and the other acts' chances are vanishing as quick as his magic tricks.

"At this stage it's going to take something special to not see him crowned as the winner."

Britain's Got Talent winner 2016

Ladbrokes latest betting

Richard Jones 5/6
Beau Dermott 5/1
Wayne Woodward 7/1
100 Voices of Gospel 7/1
Jasmine Elcock 12/1
Balance 14/1
Boogie Storm 14/1
Trip Hazard & Lucy 20/1
Ana and Fia Almanda 33/1
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