Caroline Thomas has 4 to 1 odds to become BBC Director General
It’s been a long 54 days for George Entwistle, the shortest ever serving BBC Director General.
The ink was barely dry on the BBC scandal when online odds makers started offering odds for his replacement.
According to OddsChecker.com, Ed Richards (CEO of Ofcom) has 2 to 1 odds to replace Entwistle. Tim Davie, the acting Director General, gets 2.75 to 3.25 odds (depending on the odds maker) to turn his temporary role to permanent.
Caroline Thomson, the former BBC Chief Operating Officer, only left her job there recently when she wasn’t picked for the top spot.
She gets odds of 4 to 4.5 to 1 from various odds makers. Ladbrokes is reportedly offering 5 to 2 odds that she will be the next in charge at the BBC.
This has been a “scandalous” summer and fall at the BBC. It started with the revelation that revered (and now dead) DJ Jimmy Savile was accused of molesting hundreds of minors – a scandal that only seems to deepen with time.
And now on the other side of the table, Newsnight, the British 60 Minutes, falsely accused Lord McAlpine of pedophile acts. This is what brought the newly installed director general down.
Interesting times at the Beeb.