|Online bookies Paddy Power have taken their largest ever single wager on the Big Brother series.|
The bizarre €50,000 wager, by an Irish bettor, was placed on Big Brother housemate Nicky to be evicted tonight (Friday) on somewhat unfavourable odds of 1/100. If the bet pays off it will result in a measly €500 profit for the not-so-shrewd bettor.
Paddy Power said: 'A bet of this size illustrates how the Big Brother Show has developed into a serious betting event. Since the show began eight years ago, betting has increased 10-fold and this trend can also be seen across other live TV reality shows.'
Shortly after the record-breaking bet Nicky is now at odds of 1/200 with Paddy Power to be given the boot from Big Brother house tonight.