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


Richard Marsh

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