The UK is set to come last at Eurovision, according to bookies
Bookies are expecting, whoever represents the UK at the event, to come a dismal last as the various European countries deliver a sharp snub to the UK over its decision to leave the EU.
Bookmakers William Hill are offering odd of just 3/1 that the UK entrant comes last at the event which will be held in the Ukraine in May later this year.
Lucie Jones is the in the running to represent the UK
William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said: “Brexit will hardly have improved our chances of success at the Eurovision Song contest and we are just 3/1 to finish last.”
Mr Adams added that the odds of 40/1 that the UK would actually win the event is the biggest ever opening price for a British entrant.
Holly Brewer is the current favourite to represent the UK
Betfair has also placed the UK as outsiders with odds of 38/1 whilst Paddy Power are offering slightly better odds of 34/1.
A total of 43 countries will be taking part this year, not all of whom are members of the EU with the likes of Russia, Israel and Armenia all taking part.
Olivia Garcia is in line to represent the UK at Eurovision
One surprise this year will be the presence of Australia which will be fielding a contestant this year.
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Whilst it is a long way off from the final Sweden is being touted at the early frontrunner with odds of 6/1 according to Beffair.
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There are six hopefuls in the running to represent the UK at the event – Olivia Garcia, Holly Brewer, Lucie Jones, Danyl Johnson, Salena Mastroianni and Nate Simpson.
Ms Brewer is the current favourite with the bookies with William Hill offering odds of 2/1.