Bookmakers Suspend BRIT Award Gambles

Bookies stop bets over fears of Paul Weller-related leak

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Bookmakers have suspended bets on this week’s BRIT Awards after a flurry of bets on Paul Weller to win Best Male Solo Artist sparked fears of a leak.

A large number of bets of around £50 were placed at bookmakers across London in the space of only a few hours causing William Hill, Ladbrookes, Paddy Power and Totes to suspend betting on the awards.

Weller was previously an outsider for the award with odds for him winning at 5/1, he is now favourite to win the category which includes Will Young and Ian Brown at 1/5.

A spokesperson for the Brits refused to speculate on whether there had been a leak, saying: “Every precaution is taken to keep results under lock and key.”

Punters can still bet on Best Single, the only award voted for by members of the public.

The Brit Awards will be shown on ITV on Wednesday February 18.

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