Who will take over at Morrisons? Sir Ken tipped at 250/1

COMICS ANT & DEC, who front Morrisons’ TV commercials, are 1000/1 to be the supermarket’s next chief executives, according to Ladbrokes.

Ant and Dec. Picture: Ceri Oakes

Former boss Sir Ken Morrison is also on the bookie’s list of people to replace Dalton Philips following his ousting by new chairman Andy Higgnson.

Internal runner Mark Harrison is the favourite at 3/1 with Aldi boss Matthew Barnes also fancied at 5/1.

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Several former Morrisons men are in the running to make a return, with Richard Hodgson leading the way at 8/1 while Marc Bolland, who left to run Marks and Spencer, is 33/1 for a shock comeback.

Those who think the role may end up staying in the family can take 66/1 Chris Blundell is appointed, with William Morrison (100/1) and Eleanor Morrison (200/1) both among the outsiders alongside Sir Ken Morrison at 250/1.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “The market is wide open and we’ll be watching closely to see if anyone’s price is chopped. While Ant & Dec are doing a stellar job on Market Street, we’re not sure they will end up on the CEO shortlist.”

Latest betting

Mark Harrison 3/1

Matthew Barnes 5/1

Richard Hodgson 8/1

Jim McCarthy 12/1

Justin King 14/1

Nigel Robertson 14/1

Sir Ian Cheshire 16/1

Tim Steiner 20/1

Matt Davies 20/1

Martyn Fletcher 20/1

Trevor Strain 25/1

Andy Clarke 25/1

Ronny Gottschlich 25/1

Richard Pennycook 25/1

Roger Whiteside 25/1

Marc Bolland 33/1

Philip Clarke 33/1

Terry Hartwell 33/1

Philip Cox 40/1

Jason Hargreaves 40/1

Neal Austin 50/1

Sir Terry Leahy 50/1

Euan Sutherland 50/1

Neal Austin 50/1

Chris Blundell 66/1

Peter Marks 100/1

William Morrison 100/1

Dave Forsey 100/1

Eleanor Morrison 200/1

Sir Ken Morrison 250/1

Ant & Dec 1000/1