‘Best dance group since Diversity’ huge price for BGT glory

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You heard it hear first. Snap up Britain’s Got Talent’s ghoulish dance troupe, The Addict Initiative, at odds of 40/1 before it’s too late.

That’s huge each-way value with the outfit described by judge Simon Cowell as the ‘best dance group on BGT since Diversity’, winners of the show’s third series in 2009.

Having sensationally performed a sinister Snow White-themed sketch, the group’s originality was acknowledged by the panel as they defeated Jodi Bird to make this year’s final.

16-year-old Welsh singer Bird can count herself unlucky to have missed out after a heart-warming rendition of Let It Go from hit Disney film Frozen.

But given her relatively long pre-performance odds of 3/1 to reach the final it would appear that she fared better than the bookies expected.

And that wasn’t the only surprise. In yesterday’s preview we reported how singer-songwriter Ed Drewett was the 10/11 favourite to win the second semi-final and progress.

However, his performance of his original song from auditions failed to strike the right chord with both the judges and the public as the lyricist was eliminated.

Let’s hope the powers that be are wrong about the price quoted for The Addict Initiative to storm to victory.

With three groups in the show’s previous seven series  making the top three even a small each-way punt could be a shrewd investment with Ladbrokes.

It’s time to start believing the hype.

No catching Lucy Kay in semi-final 3?

Yeesh, what a tough betting heat. Lucy Kay is 1/5 to win this round and a prohibitive 1/20 to reach the final.

But in this author’s humble opinion you should focus on the likes of 12-year-old ‘mini Michael Buble’ Ellis Chick (6/1 to make the flnal).

Or, at the very least, put a pound or two on mother and daughter act ‘Kitty and Rosie’ at 14/1.

Elsewhere in the betting, the Wildcard selection will be revealed during semi-final 3 with one eliminated act afforded another chance.

Ladbrokes are finding it difficult to split impressionist Jon Clegg (13/8) and Jodi Bird (9/2) with a 50-1 bar set for the remaining selections.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.