You can bet on anything these days!

  season8 12:59 26 Oct 2006

A 33-year-old Robbie Williams fan stands to win £10,000 if she can convince her idol to marry her, bookmakers said.

Frances Ingram, from Chester, has placed a £10 bet at odds of 1,000/1 that she will wed the superstar.

And if her dream of marriage fails, Ms Ingram is willing to accept a single date with the star - which could net her £4,000 after she wagered a further £40 at 100/1 that the superstar would ask her out.

The store supervisor claims to be the singer's greatest fan and has his initials tattooed on her back.

Rupert Adams, a spokesman for William Hill, which took the bets, said: "It is one of the more original bets we have ever taken and it is the sort of wager that could become self-fulfilling.

"Everyone loves seeing the bookies taken to the cleaners and I am sure Robbie is no different.

"If he hears about the bet, surely he will ask her out."

  Cymro. 13:18 26 Oct 2006

I am no particular fan of Robbie Williams or this girl, but I hate bookies even more, so I hope you are right and she does win her bet.

  season8 14:21 26 Oct 2006

Some people will bet on anything, it just amazed me the bookies took the bet, but then they probably will get a bit of advertising from it. And sadly they have from me!!

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