A flurry of suspicious Paul Weller-related bets were placed over the weekend
Each bet was around £50.
Weller has now been made favourite to win the category. His odds have been slashed from 5/1 as an outsider to 1/5 as the favourite. The other nominees are The Streets, Ian Brown, James Morrison and Will Young.
A jury of 1,000 music industry figures are asked to judge the non-public categories at the BRIT Awards by voting online. Their votes are counted and verified by an official body.
A BRIT Awards spokesman said “Every precaution is taken to keep results under lock and key.”
The BRIT Awards take place this Wednesday (February 18) at Earls Court in London.