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CBC morning shows in Edmonton, Ottawa face off in Grey Cup wager

The rivalry between Edmonton and Ottawa in advance of Sunday’s Grey Cup has become so heated, even CBC radio hosts are trading barbs and placing their bets.

Edmonton AM host Mark Connolly has agreed to a not-so-friendly bet with his counterpart in Ottawa

The battle for the Grey Cup has inspired a wager between Edmonton and Ottawa's CBC morning radio shows. (Bert Savard/CBC)

The rivalry between Edmonton and Ottawa in advance of Sunday's Grey Cup has become so heated, even CBC radio hosts are trading barbs and placing their bets.

Edmonton AM's Mark Connolly has challenged Ottawa Morning show host Robyn Bresnahan to a not-so-friendly wager.

And the stakes are undoubtedly high.

The morning show team of the losing city will have to sing Adele's hit song Hello, and then document their performance in a music video for all to see.

Their fates will be sealed Sunday night when the Eskimos face the Redblacks at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg.

"I have no problem making this bet because I know I'll never have to do this,"  said Connolly as he agreed to the terms of the bet and encouraged Bresnahan to start practising for her singing debut.

For her part, Bresnahan took the opportunity to trash talk our beloved Eskimos.

" 'City of Champions' is what you had on your sign for many years, but when was the last time you won a championship? I don't even know," said Bresnahan.

"It's a Cinderella story here," she added. "Ottawa is the sentimental favourite by far in this Grey Cup."

Connolly, a diehard Eskimos fan and hometown boy, was having none of it, despite the fact the Eskimos haven't won a Grey Cup since 2005.

"I look at Ottawa more like the 'ugly stepsister' so I don't think they're much of a Cinderella team," said Connolly. " And if the shoe fits...

"You're going down."

So here at CBC, we want to know if you approve of the bet.  What are you willing to wager on Sunday's game?  Let us know in the comment sections below.

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