Who killed Lucy Beale? Sharon Rickman is the new favourite

Sharon Rickman is the new favourite in the Lucy Beale ‘whodunnit’ according to Ladbrokes.

Following a dramatic gamble which started in betting shops in Ireland before spreading across the Irish sea she is now in to just 3/1, having been a 66/1 rank outsider at the start of the week.

The plunge on Sharon means she displaces long-term prime suspect Abi Branning who is now 4/1, with Jane Beale, Jay Brown and Les Coker (all 6/1) still in the hunt.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Following the most dramatic Eastenders gamble to date, Sharon is now the chief suspect. Eastenders fans throughout Ireland and the UK will collect thousands if she’s found guilty.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Who killed Lucy Beale?

Sharon Rickman 3/1
Abi Branning 4/1
Jane Beale 6/1
Jay Brown 6/1
Les Coker 6/1
Bobby Beale 8/1
Cindy Beale 10/1
Peter Beale 12/1
Ian Beale 12/1
Max Branning 14/1
Danny Pennant 14/1
Denise Fox 14/1
Phil Mitchell 14/1
Lauren Branning 16/1
Cora Cross 16/1
Whitney Dean 20/1
Nancy Carter 20/1
Nick Cotton 20/1
Ben Mitchell 20/1
Sonia Jackson 20/1
Charlie Cotton 25/1
Lee Carter 25/1
Dean Wicks 25/1
Sadie Young 25/1
Billy Mitchell 33/1
Aleks Shirovs 33/1
Cameron Bryant 33/1
50/1 bar

Updated: Thursday 5 February 2015