Following the eliminations of Arlene Phillips, Kadeena Cox and Snoochie Sky, Naughty Boy has been installed as the odds-on favourite to be the next campmate to be voted off as his odds of leaving the hit show have taken a nosedive from 4/1 to as short as 1/3, which carries an implied probability of 75%, reports BestofBets.com.
A BestofBets.com spokesperson said: “It’s safe to say that Naughty boy has done more than his fair share of trials since entering the camp at Gwrych Castle last month; however, he’s failed to gain much support from the public and instead, a record amount of bets have been placed on the DJ and music producers elimination, which has forced UK bookies to slash his odds to be the one being voted out tonight.”
Since last night’s show, an ‘impressive’ 93% of bets are on Naughty Boy to be the next celebrity leaving the castle. Interestingly, never in the show’s history have so many bets come in on one and the same contestant to be voted out, reports the betting site.
A BestofBets.com spokesperson continued: “The numbers obviously speak for themselves but it comes to show that with a program such as I’m a Celeb, the voting as very little to do with who’s doing well on the trials as at the end of the day, it’s a popularity contest as it’s the people who decide the winner. And as we’ve seen on social media, many fans are annoyed with Naughty Boy about the One Direction fall out, years go, but that is now the reason for wanting him out.”
Leaving I’m a Celeb today:
– Naughty Boy 1/3
– Adam Woodyatt 2/1
– Matty Lee 4/1
– Louise Minchin 8/1
– Simon Gregson 10/1
– Danny Miller 14/1
– Frankie Bridge 18/1
– David Ginola 22/1
Meanwhile, the former The Saturday’s band member Frankie Bridge continues to attract support as she’s bagged one of the highest number of bets in the show’s history. Such is her popularity that 1 in 2 bets on the show winner overall are for Bridge, with 53% of betting slips having her name down as the winner.
Already one of London’s biggest celebrity couples with former Chelsea defender Wayne Bridge, the 32-year-old from Upminster has seen her odds having shortened to 7/2 from 11/2 last week.
A BestofBets.com spokesperson said: “With her popularity in one of the UK’s biggest girl bands in recent years set in stone, Bridge has been a breath of fresh air – or perhaps that should be wind – with her Gwyrch Castle antics, including her revelation that she had a cast of her rear made as a present for hubby Wayne.
“With Jacqueline Jossa and Giovanni Fletcher having won the last two editions of I’m a Celeb, recent history is on Bridge’s side to complete a female trio of winners during the past three years, however, the last time a member of a band was crowned was with Westlife’s Kian Egan back in 2013. That being said, since 2010, young females have more often than not being crowed the show’s winners; apart from in 2018 when Harry Redknapp, who won over the entire Nation, and broke a number of records doing so, was crowned the King of the Jungle.
“In fact, since 2010, seven out of eleven winners have been female. So if history, and betting trends are anything to go by, Frankie Bridge may well become the second Queen of the Castle next weekend.”
The top 5 most popular show contestants in I’m a Celeb history:
1. Harry Redknapp
2. Frankie Bridge
3. Vicky Pattinson
4. Stacey Solomon
5. Kian Egan