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Damon Albarn favourite for Mercury Prize

Damon Albarn favourite to take Mercury Prize Credit: PA Wire

Damon Albarn is among the favourites tipped to take this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize.

The former Blur frontman has been nominated for his debut solo album Everyday Robots among with 12 other acts including rock duo Royal Blood and Bombay Bicycle Club.

Bookmaker William Hill has tipped Albarn as joint favourite to take the award with Royal Blood.

The winner will be announced at the Roundhouse in London on October 29.