Updated Updated: December 8, 2020

Britain’s Got Talent 2020 | Betting & Odds

We present you a complete guide to betting on Britain's Got Talent. Get ready for extra emotions! Read More

Britain’s Got Talent is UK’s largest televised talent show which premiered in June 2007 and is broadcasted on ITV. It is also one of the most watched TV reality programmes in UK.

In today’s fast-paced society, where some TV shows are cancelled after a few seasons or even episodes, to be so successful in the 13th year running is quite impressive.

Britain’s Got Talent 2020

Fans of the show happily welcomed its return on Saturday, April 11th. Over the course of one and a half months, viewers found out who will take part in live shows. However, for these to air, viewers need to wait until September.

Britain’s Got Talent’s live shows will come back on air in September.

Continue reading to find tips and tricks on betting and be prepared for the show to come back!

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Britain’s Got Talent Betting Odds

Beth Porch


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Britains’ Got Talent 2020 – Odds Analysis

This years’ Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) auditions are way over, and bookmakers have quickly picked out the main favorites from the pool of talent that made it to the next stage. The semi-finals and finals are not expected to air for a while, with some event organizers suggesting they will go live in the autumn, but before that, here are the front-runners, according to top bookmakers in the UK.

Beth Porch – 11/10

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The 25-year-old singer impressed the audience, as she brought the house down with the rendition of the self-penned song, ‘You taught me what love is’. The full-time NHS pediatric nurse became the clear odds-on favorite to bag the crown as eased through the auditions, after receiving four yeses and a standing ovation from the judges. 

Beth tugged at the nation’s heartstrings as she told the judges that she plays songs to the children she takes care of at the hospital where she works. She shot to the top of the list with some analysts saying that she’s the strongest favorite ever seen at the stage, making her the recommended bet.

Sing-Along With Us – 10/3

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No eye was left dry in the audience as the Manchester-based choir left the crowd gasping for air with their performance of The Greatest Showman’s epic track, ‘This Is Me’. The choir sailed straight through to the live semis after Judge David Walliams hit the Golden Buzzer. With members aged from 4 to 58, the choir has enjoyed some limelight since last year after some videos of them went viral. 

Sing-Along With Us had been the favorites before Beth auditioned and even though they remain her nearest challengers, their odds have been eased from 9/4 to 10/3.

Sirine Jahangir – 8/1

Sirine Jahangir

The blind singer wowed the audience with her beautiful voice, singing a cover of Gabrielle Aplin’s ‘Salvation’ while playing the piano.

The 14-year-old schoolgirl from London shared with the judges how she lost her eyesight at the age of nine, saying music is what she loves and her ‘vision.’ She received a standing ovation from the crowd and the judges, who gave her a yes each, sending her straight to the next round.  

How To Bet On Britain’s Got Talent?

Almost all bookies have a special bets section, making betting on Britain’s Got Talent pretty straightforward. Look out for those categories:

  • Special Bets
  • TV/Specials
  • TV, Music and Film
  • Novelty/Specials
  • Entertainment

All the above names can be interchangeable – the name of the category is up to the bookmaker.

You can bet on Britain’s Got Talent before a new season starts or at any time during the season up to the live final. You pick the name of the contestant/act that you think will win the talent show, you will see the corresponding odds next to each contestant, you set your stake and place the bet.

Did you know you can bet on other shows, such as Strictly Come Dancing, X-Factor or Great British Bake Off among others? Read more here >

About the Format of Britain’s Got Talent

In Britain’s Got Talent, everyone from UK, or anyone with the legal permit to be in UK, can audition for the show. In order to audition, contestants should have a talent that can impress a panel of judges, as well as the public in the arena and in front of their TVs. These talents can range from singing, dancing, magic, stand-up comedy, choirs, and animal acts among many others.

Contestants must perform their talent in front of the judges and public to get through a series of elimination rounds.

The format of the show is as follows:

●       Auditions – contestants perform in front of the judges. At the end of the performance, the judge’s vote and with a majority vote of “Yes”, contestants move on to the next stage.

●       Deliberation Day – this is when the judges go through all the contestants that successfully passed through the auditions stage. With limited space in the live semi-finals, the judges have to select the contestants they believe actually stand a chance to win. The others will be eliminated from the show. 

●       Live Semi-Finals – contestants who passed auditions and were put through by the judges in Deliberation Day, move onto the live semi-finals. This is where the public starts to be directly involved and get voting power.

First of all, the contestants have to perform a new routine of their talent act in front of the judges and a live audience. Of all semi-finalists, only 10 can move into the final. The public picks half of these, while the judges the other half.

●       Final – the format is similar to the semi-finals only that the winner is determined entirely through the public’s phone vote. The finalists must perform again a new routine of their act and hope to win the most votes from the public.

The winner of Britain’s Got Talent wins a £250,000 and the prestigious opportunity to perform at the Royal Variety Performance in front of senior members of the British Royal Family, including the Queen herself.

Susan Boyle
Susan Boyle

Just as important as the cash prize and the chance to perform on Royal Variety Performance is the actual exposure contestants get throughout the talent show. Imagine a talented singer that may not win the final, or even get to it, but along the way gets to perform in front of millions of people.

This is a golden chance to be heard by music producers all over the world who may approach them with a contract if they like what they hear.

Perhaps the most popular contestant, whose life was completely turned around by participating on Britain’s Got Talent although not actually winning it, is Susan Boyle.

Britain’s Got Talent Most Recent And Future Editions

Britain’s Got Talent’s most recent edition was its 13th series which aired on April 6th, 2019. The series came to an end on 2nd of June with the Live Final.

Over 10 million viewers tuned in last year to watch the final, making Britain’s Got Talent one of the Most-Watched TV Shows in UK for 2019.

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The first episode of Britain’s Got Talent 13th season drew in a peak audience of nearly 10 million viewers.

The show’s longevity and continued success are remarkable, to say the least. The overwhelming number of contestants that audition year after year goes to confirm the show’s popularity.

With that in mind, Britain’s Got Talent is not going anywhere anytime soon. Why would it? It is good for the show, the TV network, the audience and for the contestants themselves.

Betting Tips And Strategy

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If you want to bet on Britain’s Got Talent just for fun, there’s not much for you to do other than pick a contestant and the stake. The reasons for picking that particular contestant can be anything at all.

Some random examples for fun betting on the show can be that you may know the contestant personally, you liked their act, you think they’re attractive, you liked their name, and they were born where you were born. As some level of luck will always be a part of betting, there is always a chance you can win.

If you want to place a serious bet on Britain’s Got Talent, with higher stakes and an intent to win, not just have fun, then you need to have a strategy. Below are some tips to increase your chances of winning when betting on Britain’s Got Talent.

1 Know and understand the talent show – knowledge is power so the more of it the better. To form your strategy, learn and understand the show and its format. For example, do you know that in the best case scenario, contestants have 3 performances during the show? Audition stage, semi-finals, and final. At each stage, the contestant can be eliminated, so each performance is crucial.

2 Don’t always bet on early favourites – this is a follow up of the above tip. If a contestant stuns the judges with an impeccable first audition, what about the next one? The standard and expectations are already set very high, so the following performance has to meet or exceed them. The pressure makes many such early favourites fail later in the show.

3 Watch the contestants – it’s your money you’re betting so the least you can do is take the time to actually watch the auditions to learn about the contestant you are going to bet on. You will definitely pick up the vibe if they are talented and well-liked by the judges and audience.

4 Listen to judges’ feedback – they are there for a reason. Maybe in my opinion, with no musical background, a contestant sings so beautifully that it’s worth placing on them to win the show. But then I hear Simon Cowell saying, “You sounded like three cats being dragged up the motorway”. I would definitely reconsider my choice.

5 Social media – like it or not, today’s society is dependent on social media more than it should be. But it is a quick and reliable way to get some real-time, real-people’s perspectives on a contestant. Yet again, knowledge is power. The odds bookies give to each contestant are heavily influenced by the public’s opinion on that contestant.

Do note, following the above tips, cannot realistically guarantee you will win when betting on Britain’s Got Talent. But they can definitely improve your odds.

Britain’s Got Talent History And Winners

Did you know Britain’s Got Talent initial release date was supposed to be in June 2005? It was planned to premier ahead of America’s Got Talent which first aired in 2006. However, due to a disagreement between the broadcaster ITV and the planned host Paul O’Grady, the show was put on hold.

Everything worked out. Britain’s Got Talent is wrapping up its 13th season then preparing for its 14th season to debut in 2020. The talent show has given the audience in UK and over the whole world, some great talent and entertainment. Below are some of the previous editions’ winners and runner-ups.

YearWinnerTalentRunner UpTalent
2019Colin ThackerySingerX (Marc Spelmann)Magician
2018The Lost VoiceComedianRobert WhiteComedian
2017Tokio MyersMusicianIssy SimpsonMagician
2016Richard JonesMagicianWayne WoodwardMusician
2015Jules & MatisseDog actJamie RavenMagician
2014CollabroMusiciansLucy KayMusician

FAQ

The auditions started airing in April (the first audition on Saturday, 11th of April).

However, the live shows have to be postponed until later this year (the date is yet not known).

It depends on the bookmaker as each sets its own markets so the answer varies according to the bookie. Generally speaking, you will definitely find the special bets on who will win the show across most bookies, while you might have to dig around if you are looking for other markets.

Each contestant’s odds are heavily reliant on the public’s perception of them. The public has a say on who will get through to the final, and the public has the only say on determining the winner in the final stage.

That is a matter of perspective and a personal choice. It does add some extra excitement to watching the show. It could make you some money, it could also lose you some. That’s gambling for you.

There has been some criticism that some contestants already have a reputation and established careers somewhere else before performing on Britain’s Got Talent. Whether it is true or not is irrelevant to betting on who will win the show because it is the millions of viewers who decide the winner.