Britain's favourite

Lucas and Walliams tipped for awards triumphs

Little Britain has emerged as the bookies' favourite for the British Comedy Awards.

It is 2-7 to take the best comedy programme title, with creators Matt Lucas and  David Walliams 4-7 for the Best Actor Award.

Ladbrokes spokesman Karl Williams said: 'For our money there's only one winner  - Little Britain.

'They're head and shoulders above everyone else at the moment and it will be a  huge upset if they're pipped at the post.'

Ricky Gervais's Extras, which has a record five nominations, is 10-3 second favourtie to win best comedy programme.

Ladbrokes odds currently stand at:

Best Entertainment Presenter
Ant & Dec: 4-11
Paul O'Grady:  5-2
Jonathan Ross :   15-2

Best Comedy Programme
Little  Britai : 2-7
Catherine Tate Show: 9-1

Best Entertainment Programme
The X Factor : Evens
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway: 6-5
Friday Night With Jonathan Ross: 6-1

Best Film 
Sideways: 2-7
The Incredibles: 9-4
Festival: 16-1  

Best Actor
Matt Lucas and David Williams for Little Britain: 4-7
Ricky Gervais: 7-4
Chris Langham  for  Help and The Thick Of It : 15-2

Best Actress
Catherine Tate  for the Catherine Tate Show: 4-7
Tamsin Greig  for Green Wing and Love Soup: 7-4
Ashley  Jensen: 7-1

Best Comedy Drama
Shameless: 5-6
Not Only But Always: 7-4
Christmas Lights: 7-2

Best International Comedy
The Simpsons :  2-5
Curb Your Enthusiasm: 2-1
Kath & Kim:12-1

Best New Comedy 
Extras: 1-5
The Thick Of It:  9-2
Help: 10-1

Best Newcomer
Ashley Jensen for Extras: 4-5
David Mitchell for Mock The Week and Peep Show: 5-4
Chris Addison  for The Thick Of It: 6-1


Published: 9 Dec 2005

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