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Sara Cox 2/1 favourite to replace Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show

Sara Cox is pictured with Prince Charles (credit: Chris Jackson - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

Sara Cox is the 2/1 front-runner to take over from Chris Evans after the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show host announced he is quitting to join Virgin Radio.


Evans has been the voice of the morning broadcast on BBC Radio 2 for eight years, but he told listeners on Monday that he would be ending his 13-year spell with the station after Christmas in order to take on the breakfast job at Virgin Radio. 

“I'm going to leave,” he said. “I'm leaving Radio 2. Some of us are mountain climbers [but] if you get to the top of your favourite mountain and you stay there, you become an observer. I want to keep climbing.”

Sara Cox is the early favourite to replace Evans and that is no real surprise after she was the first person named in a BBC article listing possible replacements.

Cox has filled in for Evans on several occasions in the past and while she does currently have her own show on BBC Radio 2, bookmaker Ladbrokes is confident she will be heading to the breakfast spot and have made her the 2/1 favourite to take the role permanent.

Simon May is considered her main rival for the job at 4/1, but the bookies seem to believe this will be a very competitive race to replaced Evans with Jo Wiley and Zoe Ball next up at 6/1 ahead of 8/1 Mark Goodier and 10/1 shots Steve Wright and Liza Tarbuck.

“Attention turns to Chris Evans’ replacement and the early signs point towards Sara Cox, who is already proving a popular pick with punters,” Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati told Bettingpro.com.

Latest Ladbrokes Odds


To replace Chris Evans?

Sara Cox – 2/1
Simon Mayo – 4/1
Jo Whiley – 6/1
Zoe Ball – 6/1
Mark Goodier – 8/1
Steve Wright – 10/1
Liza Tarbuck – 10/1
Claudia Winkleman – 12/1
Richard Madeley – 16/1
Nick Grimshaw – 16/1
Graham Norton – 20/1
Vanessa Feltz – 25/1


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