With just days until I’m a Celebrity kicks off, ex England international rugby player Mike Tindall leads the market at 2/1 to win the show. Since the market opened yesterday, 44 year old Tindall has taken 27% of bets, nearly 7% more than Jill Scott, who’s currently the second most backed celebrity, reports BestofBets.com.
Meanwhile, as the story broke earlier today that former health secretary Matt Hancock has been suspended as a Conservative MP after the joining the cast in Australia, he’s been priced at 18/1 to be crowned the winner of the hit show. However, Hancock has been installed as the favourite to be selected for most bushtucker trails at 6/4.
A spokesperson from BestofBets.com said: “Being the first royal to ever participate in a reality show, there’s little surprise that Mike Tindall is the favourite to win the show; epically during a year where there’s been so much focus on the royal family.
“But regardless of being a royal, Mike Tindall is a very likeable person and being a rugby player, knowing what the rugby clubs are like, there’s no doubt he’ll be happy to take on any challenge that’s thrown at him.
“On the other side of the spectrum, we’ve got Matt Hancock. A very brave man for taking up a place in the jungle seeing that most likely, and as the odds are suggesting, he’ll be the number one bushtucker trial victim. Many people are very upset with the man who messed up Britain’s Covid response, he then got caught breaking his own rules for social distancing before getting caught cheating on his wife…I mean, you couldn’t write it. But it’s almost impressing that he’s agreed to go on a show that’s famous for viewers to ‘punish’ famous people just for the sake of… Remember what happened to Katie Price when she went back into the jungle following her divorce to Peter Andre.
“It’s hard to decide if Hancock has completely underestimated what the viewers may put him through…or if this is his way of trying to apologise to the nation. Either way, it’s set to be a very entertaining series ahead – especially as they’re back in Australia.”
Former Love Island and The Only Way Is Essex star Olivia Attwood has also been picking up interest from punters and the 31-year-old is currently third favourite in the I’m a Celebrity odds market with a best price of 11/2 available for her to win this year’s competition.
The biggest bet taken so far on the competition has seen one punter back veteran pop-star Boy George to win with a £350 stake at 7/1.
A best price of 15/2 can be found for Boy George, who are paying 1/5 of the odds out if your selection finishes in the show’s final three.
The 22nd edition of the I’m a Celebrity kicks off this Sunday 6th November at 9pm on ITV.
I’m a Celebrity odds via BestofBets.com
Mike Tindall 2/1
Jill Scott 5/1
Olivia Attwood 11/2
Chris Moyles 6/1
Boy George 8/1