By News Team
2nd December 2020
The eliminations are starting to come thick and fast as we approach the final few days of I’m A Celeb.
Russell Watson and Jessica Plummer were the latest celebrities to be given the boot on Tuesday night, but with just six contestants left, who’s favourite to emerge as king or queen of the castle? We’ve taken a look at the latest odds.
Is there any stopping Jordan North? The radio DJ has been the hot favourite for victory throughout much of the series, with TV viewers taking a shining to his cheeky-chappie ways. He was briefly supplanted by Giovanna Fletcher at the top of the better earlier this week – perhaps after he was accused of urinating on the floor by his fellow campmates! But after a hilariously bad karaoke rendition of ‘I Will Survive’ on Tuesday night, he’s back at the top at 6/5. It seems like it’s Jordan’s crown to lose.
Giovanna Fletcher was one of the more lesser known names in the show to start with, yet over time her personality has been allowed to shine through. Always in a good mood and smiling, Giovanna is also the first to pick fellow contestants up from the floor when they’re feeling down. As a result, the author and blogger has slowly climbed the ranks and currently sits as the second favourite for glory at 15/8. As mentioned, she even displaced Jordan at the top of the betting earlier this week, so is a serious contender as we approach the finish line.
While the likes of Shane Richie and Mo Farah have seen their odds drift, Vernon Kay still appears to be right in contention and is currently third favourite behind Jordan and Giovanna at 5/1. One of Bolton’s finest sons has turned out to be an excellent campmate this series, a friend to all and always on hand with a cracker of a celebrity story to tell his fellow contestants. But whether the TV presenter can go all the way remains to be seen.
Next in line is EastEnders star Shane Richie. It’s been a somewhat up-and-down ride for the actor, who was an early favourite for victory at the beginning of the series. As the show started it looked like the crown might be his to throw away with his humour and strong presence in the camp a real draw, yet over time he has lost some of his cheer as tiredness and hunger has kicked in. His odds have reflected that having drifted out from 10/3 at one stage to 7/1.
Best of the rest
Elsewhere in the running is Olympic hero Mo Farah, who sits next in line at 14/1. No doubt a hugely popular character in the group, Mo is perhaps a little bit shyer than the rest of the contestants so can sometimes struggle to get his voice heard. Dancer AJ Pritchard, meanwhile, rounds off the betting at 66/1 and you’d imagine he’ll be next up for elimination with certain viewers having been put off by some of his moaning at small dinner portions.