William Hill the ‘bookmaker’ has been forced to slash the odds of George Clooney becoming the next US President after a flood of bets from members of the public. The bookmaker originally offered odds of 200/1 on the actor, who married lawyer Amal Alamuddin in an £8m ceremony earlier this week, leading his home country at some point in his life. Original story by Andrew Trotman; The Telegraph
William Hill has now cut this to 100/1 and said it expects huge bets to made in the near future, as the 53-year-old’s marriage makes him more appealing to American voters. (Above) Some bloke called George Clooney married Amal Allamudin a British/Lebanese barrister in Venice? (Below) The snivelling cowardly wretch Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, and his human rights Barrister Amal Allamudin…
“Originally we did it as fun around the wedding,” said Rupert Adams, a spokesman for William Hill. “But people took it seriously, so we had to change the price. “We could get up to a six-figure sum in the next week. The UK public doesn’t believe the US would vote a single man into the White House, and Clooney now has the whole package. He’s a genuine contender.”
Mr Clooney, a staunch human rights campaigner who was arrested in 2012 while protesting against Sudan, has previously ruled out running for President. Speaking at the Venice Film Festival in 2011, the actor said that the troubles Barack Obama has faced since he took office in 2009 put him off politics. “As for me running for President – look, there’s a guy in office who is smarter than anybody you know, and nicer, and he’s having an almost impossible time governing.” – “Why would anyone volunteer for that job? I have a very good job. So I have no interest.” However, Mr Clooney is not the only celebrity William Hill is taking bets on becoming the next President. Actor Will Smith is priced at 250/1, while singer Lady Gaga and golfer Tiger Woods are both 500/1.
Well George, with a comment of “As for me running for President – look, there’s a guy in office who is smarter than anybody you know.” I would say that places you in the running good and proper, in fact you could step into Joe Biden’s shoes, they’d be a perfect fit. Just take an idiot ticket from the asylum machine and stand in line! Yours Aye.