The Voice UK's Joe and Jake's odds of WINNING Eurovision slashed

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Joe Woolford Jake Shakeshaft's odds of winning Eurovison 2016 have been slashed by bookies.

The pair both appeared on last year's The Voice UK: Joe made it through to the live shows on Team Rita Ora while Jake made it as far as the knockouts on Team Will.i.am.

The former rivals went on to form their own pop duo and were of six acts battling to compete in Eurovision 2016 for Great Britain earlier this year.

They entered the running with their song You're Not Alone as they went head to head in a public vote, which they won.

It's the first time since 2010 that the Eurovision entry for Great Britain was chosen by viewers ahead of the competition in Sweden next weekend.

And today the UK act have seen their odds slashed into half to 33/1 (from 66/1) following sustained support from patriotic punters.

However the pair are still considered big outsiders: Russia's Sergey Lazarev is currently the hot 6/4 favourite to win, followed by Jamala for Ukraine at 3/1.

In fact, Jake and Joe are currently the tenth favourites.

But Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "It's been a long time since the United Kingdom fared well at Eurovision but money talks, and 2016 could be our year."

Eurovision 2016 will air on BBC One on Saturday night.

Even if Joe and Jake don't win, they're still on course for a great year having already been signed by Sony Music.

The duo said last month: "We are so excited to be signed by Sony! This whole experience has been a dream come true and we cannot wait to hit the stage at Eurovision.

"'You're Not Alone' is a song that means so much to us. Representing our nation is an absolute honour and we really want to make the UK proud".

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