Hills pay out as Perry and Brand split
Katy Perry and Russell Brand will be spending the New Year apart after it has been revealed that they have filed for divorce.
Over the last couple of days, the pair had been the only couple to attract any sizeable bets in William Hill's annual ‘which celebrity couple will split first' market, and altough the pair didn't make it to 2012, William Hill ARE PAYING OUT on Russell Brand and Katy Perry as the first couple to split in 2012.
They were backed in from an initial 6/5 on the 23rd of December all the way in to 10/11 by the morning of the 30th.
With Brand and Perry now out of the betting, Shane Warne and Liz Hurley are the 5/2 favourites to be the first celebrity couple to split in 2012.
"Our prices only came out a few days before Christmas and this is the first time in 20 or so years that a couple included in our celebrity split market has failed to make it until New Year's day," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
First Celeb Couple to split in 2012: 5/2 Shane Warne and Liz Hurley; 4/1 Alex Reid & Chantelle; 4/1 Jason Orange and Catherine Tate; 7/1 Vernon Kay and Tess Daly; 14/1 Beyonce and Jay Z; 14/1 Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie; 14/1 Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley; 14/1 Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips; 25/1 Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow; 25/1 Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes; 25/1 Wayne and Coleen Rooney; 33/1 David and Victoria Beckham; 33/1 Elton John and David Furnish; 33/1 Prince William and Kate Middleton