Stephen Hawking now odds-on for £50 note face
Stephen Hawking is the first name to go odds-on in the betting to be the face of the new £50 note.
The bookies can reveal Hawking is clear favourite at 4/5 in the betting and running away with things in the popular charts – with 60% of all bets being in favour of him.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “No one up to this point has looked more likely than Stephen Hawking to be the face of the new £50 note.”
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
£50 Note Face
Stephen Hawking – 4/5
Alan Turing – 5/2
Ada Lovelace – 6/1
Dorothy Hodgkin – 6/1
Rosalind Franklin – 10/1
Kathleen Lonsdale – 16/1
Mary Somerville – 16/1
All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication