With the Logies just around the corner, debates about who could take home the Gold Logie are heating up, with gambling platforms even weighing in on who it could be.
Radio star Hamish Blake has been dubbed a “shoo-in” for the award, but Sportsbet claims Channel 7’s Sonia Kruger could be tipped to nab the award instead, per news.com.au.
Though Blake is still the frontrunner, with betting at $1.80, it’s come as a drop from $1.40 over the past few weeks. Meanwhile, Kruger has gone from $6 to $4, making her the second favourite.
Following close behind is MasterChef’s Melissa Leong at $5.50, with Home and Away star Ray Meagher sitting at $10 and I’m a Celeb’s Julie Morris on $11.
A victory for Kruger has been a long time coming, with her 20-year career being recognised with a nomination for Most Popular Personality.
Speaking to TV Tonight earlier in the week, the 56-year-old said it was “high time” a women nabbed the award, noting that most of the male nominees already have a Gold Logie to their name.
“And it’s not a popularity contest but I did host every show on Channel 7 last year and deserve it more than everyone else,” she joked.
Sportsbet’s Sean Ormerod echoed the sentiment.
“Sonia would be a deserved winner if she takes home the Gold,” he said.
“There isn’t much she hasn’t appeared on, Big Brother, Holey Moley, Dancing With The Stars, to name a few, and there’s no doubt her popularity with the voting public.”
The 62nd TV Week Logie Awards is set to air on Channel Nine this Sunday at 7pm, with live voting for the Gold Logie open from now until the red carpet telecast.
To vote for your favourite from the short-list of nominees, head here.
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This article first appeared on OverSixty.