Best bets for Millionaire


Best bets for Millionaire
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Now that Eddie is no longer everywhere, TV gardening hunk Jamie Durie is making a play for McGuire's old role as host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

So are Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Jana Wendt and Tracy Grimshaw.

That's according to Sportingbet Australia, which is taking bets on who will lock in the Millionaire role on Nine, the network now being run by McGuire.

While many Nine personality names have made the cut, the favoured runner is an unnamed "other contender" at odds of $4 to $1.

"We had to add this line (category) to the betting to give punters a fair go," said Sportingbet Australia chief executive officer Michael Sullivan.

"We nominated him in light of speculation that Nine may use this position to lure back an old favourite like Daryl Somers, Larry Emdur or Red Symons".

Locked in at number two is handyman Durie at $4.50, followed by Temptation star Ed Phillips, Ray Martin and Mike Munro.

A Current Affairs new host Tracy Grimshaw is the first female in the tally, coming in ninth at $26.

Meanwhile, over at Seven, Sportingbet has former Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins favourite to win the Dancing With the Stars title.

Sunrise weatherman Grant Denyer is second at $4.60, followed by Simone Warne.

Kate Langbroek and Noelene Brown are the longest odds at $26.

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