Richard Jones is the favourite to win Britain's Got Talent 2016 in the grand finale this weekend.
Richard is the red hot favourite to make BGT history and become the first ever magician to win at 10/11. Despite his short price he has drifted out from 5/6 as punters begin to turn their sights to another contender for the title.
Beau Dermott wowed during her semi-final with a rendition of Someone Like You from Jekyll & Hyde and is the 5/2 second favourite to win. The 12-year-old is Richard’s main threat in the title race as punters once again come out to show their support for the singer. The 100 Voices of Gospel choir are next in the betting at 7/1 with Jasmine Elcock and semi-final five winner and impressionist Craig Ball both on offer at 12/1.
Swing singer Wayne Woodward has suffered a devastating drift ahead of the final and is now priced at 14/1 having been available at 5/1 during the week.
Outsiders include Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer act Boogie Storm at 33/1, dancer Balance Unity and sword swallower Alex Magala, who are both on offer at 66/1, and mother and son singing duo Mel and Jamie at 100/1.
Meanwhile, the Britain's Got Talent wild cards have been confirmed but neither look to post a threat to the title.
The public vote saw Trip Hazard and Lucy make it through to the finals on Saturday, having lost out on a place in the semi-final on Thursday. The judges decided to give their wildcard to ballet dancers Shannon and Peter. Both acts have been given a second chance, but the odds are against them winning with Trip Hazard and Lucy priced at 25/1 and Shannon and Peter priced at 50/1.
Aoife Heffron from BoyleSports said: “Richard Jones looks on course to make BGT history as the first magician to claim the title, however his drift from 5/6 to 10/11 suggests that another act may pip him to the post.”
She added “Beau Dermott’s faultless performances so far have gained her legions of fans and punters are keen to get behind her at 5/2, making her the biggest liability ahead of the final. Wayne Woodward was previously one to watch after shortening to feature alongside Beau in the betting, but the support has dried up suggesting he may struggle to pull out the stops necessary to win.”
Britain's Got Talent 2016 final airs Saturday night from 7:30PM on ITV.