By William Hill
Last Updated: 26th November 2019
We’re now into week two in the jungle in I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
We’ve already seen plenty of movement in the market as the public’s favourites jostle for position in the betting – here we take a look at a few of the runners and riders.
Kemp has firmly established himself as the nice guy of the camp, despite most of the other men falling over themselves in an attempt to grasp this gong for themselves. His sometimes-reserved attitude is sprinkled with flashes of humour and a decent anecdote, and he has yet to really wrangle any of the other campmates.
In terms of his winning chances, he definitely should not be discounted. With youthful support from a loyal Capital FM following, he’s also likely to pick up support from older viewers who liked his Dad’s band, Spandau Ballet, and have enjoyed Kemp’s jungle contributions – he has everything he needs to go a long way. Kemp could have enough to win at 7/2, but 9/4 to be top male is certainly well-priced.
After starting the show as the bookies’ favourite, Jenner has gone backwards in the first week, now out at 10/1 to be crowned Queen of the Jungle. While the producers might have been hoping for a bit of Kardashian-style drama with this booking, Jenner has gamely thrown herself at every challenge presented to her thus far with little fuss.
She has provided some genuinely enjoyable moments, such as telling Ian Wright to hold his hair back whilst delving face-first in some slime, but needs more time to get her personality across. It seems unlikely she will win outright the way things are currently going, but without a great deal of competition, she could win best female at 3/1.
Wright is another who has gone progressively backwards, having started as an early favourite. He has appeared somewhat irritable around camp, notably clashing with Andrew Maxwell during Sunday’s episode.
The Arsenal legend performed well in his ‘Crevice of Cruelty’ trial alongside Jacqueline Jossa, despite calling out for his Mum a few times, and managed to (just) hold down his blended pig’s penis in the live trial. With this in mind, if he reacts well to the lack of roast dinner on Tuesday night’s epidode, he could well be back in public favour and his winning price of 14/1 is one worth keeping an eye on.
Things have been tough so far for Jossa. She broke down following Saturday night’s announcement that she and Wright would be doing the ‘Crevice of Cruelty’ trial, exclaiming: “I can’t do this anymore.” She has, in her defence, performed exceptionally in the trials themselves, collecting 12 stars alongside Wright on Sunday night.
The market has responded well to her so far, with her winning odds shooting as high as 10/3. She may lose support if she continues with the hysterics after being selected for trials, given that is what she’s in there for, but on the most part she’s had a good first week and is certainly in pole position for the top female crown at 4/5.
Perhaps more widely known as ‘Kirk from Corrie’, Whyment was late to this year’s party, arriving alongside fellow soap star Cliff Parisi on Tuesday evening last week. He had viewers and presenters alike in stitches during Wednesday’s ‘Ol’ Dingo Town’ trial, where he could scarcely believe he was really a contestant on his favourite TV show.
It was a rare moment of genuine entertainment in what was quite a slow start to the series, and was enough to have him installed as the 5/2 outright favourite. He has an infectiously cheery personality, which will take him a long way, but he needs to ensure he has as much screen time as some of the bigger names if he wants to outlast them. It’s early days on this one but Whyment’s got a very good chance, particularly in the top male market at 7/4.