Bookies Predict Millions Will Tune In For Opening Big Bro
With Natasha Giggs and Nicola McLean rumoured to be entering the Celebrity Big Brother house, William Hill are offering odds of 33/1 that the police have to be called at any point during the show to break up a fight.
With Channel Five hoping that the show will continue to do well in the ratings, Hills offer 5/6 that the opening night's show attracts over 4.5 million viewers.
"Celebrity Big Brother was a real success for Channel Five in 2011 and we think that it will continue in that same vein in 2012," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
With a number of naughty lads and lasses rumoured to be taking part in this series of Big Brother, Hills offer 8/1 that any housemate is thrown out for rule breaking or bad behavior and 10/1 that any housemate quits voluntarily in the first 24 hours of the show.
Gender of first housemate entering the house: 5/6 male; 5/6 female
Gender of first evictee: 1/2 Female; 6/4 Male
Any Housemate to voluntarily leave before the end of the show: 5/6 Yes; 5/6 No
Any housemate to be thrown out for rule breaking and bad behavior: 8/1 yes; 1/20 No
Any housemate to quit voluntarily in the first 24 hours: 10/1 Yes; 1/33 No
Celebrity Big Brother to be taken off air mid series: 16/1 Yes
Police to be called to break up a fight: 33/1 Yes
Opening night viewing figures: 5/6 over 4.5 million viewers; 5/6 under 4.5 million viewers
Big Brother Betting Facts
Big Brother is one of only three markets where Hills accept more bets from female punters than men.
Average reality TV bet has increased over the last 18 months to £12 from £8
Betting on television specials is the fastest growing niche market in the betting industry.
Biggest bet on Big Brother was £18,000 placed on Kate Lawler to win at 1/9 and the gutsy punter collected £20,000.
Biggest bet on a single eviction: £10,000 on Tracey in 2007.
Biggest total taken on a single eviction: £100,000 on Noirin in 2009.