An American bookmaker has suspended betting on Donald Trump's reality show The Apprentice because of an "unusual betting pattern" on two contestants.

The US programme, which recently began its second season, follows a group of competitors vying for employment within Trump's empire.

But STUART DOYLE of BESTWWTS.COM has become quite concerned with betting patterns.

He says, "We don't know if this is some kind of link to the contestants or some way involved with the production. When this happened before, it's because someone has known the outcome."

BestWWTs.com had suspended betting on reality show Survivor: PEARL ISLANDS when winner SANDRA DIAZ-TWINE was the subject of numerous wagers before the first episode aired.

01/10/2004 09:30