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Bookmakers slash odds on Miriam O'Callaghan becoming President

Published 08/07/2015 | 07:48

Miriam O'Callaghan
Miriam O'Callaghan

Bookie giant Paddy Power has slashed odds that tv presenter Miriam O'Callaghan will become the next President.

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Paddy Power cut the odds from 10/1 to 7/1, after a slew of bets were placed.

Miriam O’Callaghan
Miriam O’Callaghan

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The RTE star has not expressed any interest in running for President, although insiders have been claiming that a political career could be secretly on the agenda of the Prime Time host.

Miriam O'Callaghan
Miriam O'Callaghan

"There's been an increasing number of reports linking Miriam with a run for presidency and our punters have certainly taken notice," Paddy Power spokesman Feilim Mac An Iomaire told the Irish Daily Mirror.

After a slew of bets from punters, Paddy Power slashed the odds of Miriam succeeding Michael D. Higgins.

Former RTE Newsreader Anne Doyle
Former RTE Newsreader Anne Doyle

The mum-of-eight is now third favourite to follow in his footsteps.

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness (6/1) and Barnardos chief Fergus Finlay (13/2) round out the top three.

Meanwhile broadcasting legend Anne Doyle, U2 frontman Bono and Roy Keane all have odds of 100/1 each.

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