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Radcliffe bets $5,000 on the Super Bowl

Daniel Radcliffe has made a $5,000 charity bet on the outcome of Sunday's (05Feb12) Super Bowl.

The Harry Potter star is a huge New York Giants fan and he's so convinced his team will beat the New England Patriots he has challenged TV host Ellen DeGeneres to a wager.

Taping a pre-Super Bowl chat on her show on Thursday (02Feb12), the young Brit challenges the host to the big bet, suggesting the loser should hand over the cash to the Trevor Project - a gay rights charity they both support.

He said, "I have a proposition for you... We obviously both support the Trevor project. I was wondering if you would like to place a bet on behalf of the Trevor Project. You can name the sum. I’m obviously… backing the Giants... The Giants are going to win."

When DeGeneres suggested the bet should be $5,000 , game Radcliffe added, "If the Patriots win I give the money. If the Giants win you give the money."