BGT Update: Tokio Myers now second favourite after semi-final shock

Well, we didn’t expect that! Undoubtedly the most shocking decision of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent has seen teenage sensation, Sarah Ikumu, sent home at the semi-final stage.

Having been Missing People Choir’s nearest challenger since the first episode was aired, her elimination means there’s a new second-favourite in the shape of Tokio Myers.

The pianist is now just a 3/1 shot to go all the way and win this year’s competition – that’s by far the shortest he’s been since his opening audition.

But given that he’s already fought off one of the show’s frontrunners, we reckon he could represent great value right now.

Meanwhile, eight-year-old comedian, Ned Woodman, sailed through to this weekend’s final with another solid performance last night.

However, he’s still considered a 16/1 outsider with our traders, meaning there are currently six acts considered to have more chance of winning than the youngster.

As has been the case since their first audition was aired, Missing People Choir are still clear favourites to win the show at 7/4 – despite viewers having seen them perform just once.

Tonight’s semi sees 12/1 shots Angellicus Celtis take to the BGT stage, with 11/8 on offer for them to win the public vote.

That means they’re the most likely act to progress to the final, ahead of Mersey Girls (7/2and singer-songwriter, Reuben Gray (4/1).

Click here for a full list of Britain’s Got Talent odds.

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


Alex Apati

Having graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Creative Writing with English, Alex joined the News team following a three year stint working for Ladbrokes behind the counter. When he's not watching darts, he's throwing them. Failing that you'll find him YouTubeing Thierry Henry's greatest Arsenal goals.