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Sue Perkins in Top Gear driving seat

By Robert Dex

Published 10/04/2015

Favourite: Sue Perkins
Favourite: Sue Perkins

A flurry of bets has seen Great British Bake Off host Sue Perkins installed as favourite to replace the ousted Jeremy Clarkson in hit motoring show Top Gear.

Perkins is the front-runner for the job according to bookmakers Coral.

They make her evens to take the job, ahead of Dermot O'Leary who is 2-1, with Jodie Kidd third favourite at 5-2.

The firm's spokeswoman Nicola McGeady said: "This latest gamble suggests that Sue Perkins is being lined up to replace Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear.

"When betting first opened on Clarkson's successor, it was one-way traffic for Jodie Kidd and now today's flutter has convinced us that a female is in the driving seat."

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