By William Hill
Last Updated: 29th November 2019
Forget Westminster, even a few days can be a long time in the jungle.
We’ve seen the I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! campmates punished for bringing roasted contraband into the camp, several instances of frayed tensions and Ian Wright at the centre of bullying accusations after his confrontations with Andrew Maxwell.
Following Thursday night’s ‘Reckonings’ trial we look at how the betting market has reacted to the week’s developments, as well as who could be the first celebrity to make that famous bridge-walk exit on Friday night’s show.
Touted as one of the early frontrunners, ‘Wrighty’ has not had a good week. He has appeared short-tempered, particularly around Andrew Maxwell, who he has clashed with on several occasions. Although the bullying accusations on social media are overplayed, the negative press will do nothing to help Wright’s winning chances, having slipped further from 14/1 on Monday back to 33/1. He’s also 7/1 to be the first celebrity eliminated, which surely would go down as one of the biggest surprises in the show’s history.
She’s continued her steady progress in the market despite keeping herself to herself mostly in recent days. Interestingly, she was chosen by the public to replace James Haskell as camp leader earlier in the week in the first real indication of where the public opinion lies. Her Kardashian stories, as rare as they might be, will undoubtedly be a highlight for much of the viewers at home. Jenner’s well priced at 6/1 to win, and offers more value than favourite Andrew Whyment, who’s currently Evens.
If the rumours in the press are to be believed, Jossa may have been unsettled in camp over the last few days due to problems at home. This could explain why she was noticeably rather absent in recent episodes, but as with all other obstacles that have stood in her way so far, you’d expect her to take this in her stride and she was back on form on Thursday night with her tale about meeting her partner, Dan Osborne. She remains a frontrunner but her price has slipped back to 8/1 in recent days.
It’s perhaps not reflected in her 33/1 price, but Garraway could be this year’s dark horse. She’s proven everyone’s suspicions and cemented herself as perhaps the nicest person on telly, and that will certainly not harm her chances. Particularly as the numbers are whittled down, she should get more screen time and more opportunities in the trials, and we could see her price tumble if a few of the bigger names are given the boot. One to watch.
The first elimination
There could be some concern for the frontrunners that a Friday night elimination could result in a surprise name to be booted out of camp first. With that in mind, Ian Wright could very much be in danger at 7/1. Andrew Maxwell is the current favourite at 9/4 after a series of clashes with Wright and others, but may benefit on the back of some public goodwill following the bullying accusations levelled at Wright. Adele Roberts is seemingly a sitting duck, also at 9/4, and offers very little to the camp currently, but Cliff Parisi could be the man in the firing line after a limited contribution since his arrival at 5/2.