2020 I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here

Amazingly, we have now reached the twentieth series of “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here”, with the show being filmed at Gwrych Castle in Abergele, with the Welsh location agreeing to host a show that has traditionally been held in an Australian jungle.

Ant and Dec are hosting the ITV reality show and there are ten celebrities who are competing for the honour of becoming the winner of this programme, with the star attractions coming from all different walks of life.

Who Are the Betting Favourites to Win I’m a Celebrity?

Shane Richie is one of the more recognisable names among the ten contestants for this ITV show, with the EastEnders actor clearly adding plenty of personality to the show and he’s currently trading as the early betting favourite to win the programme.

It should be noted that the betting odds can be volatile for these sort of TV markets and the prices can change after a particular episode, although Richie looks set to remain in the programme for several weeks.

Jordan North is next in the betting despite not being a particular household name, with the Radio 1 DJ likely to appeal to a lot of the younger viewers and he’s already played a starring role in the show after throwing up on a cliff when completing a challenge.

Who Else Can We Back in I’m a Celebrity?

Vernon Kay has decided to give this show a go and the Family Fortunes presenter could be among the front runners even if his public profile has dropped in recent years, with the entertainer and presenter getting an opportunity to shine in front of a big TV audience.

Giovanna Fletcher is a CBeebies presenter and she is currently the front runner to be Queen of the Jungle, with this author and blogger having appeared on Loose Women and Mr & Mrs before, so she has to be in with a chance.

Mo Farah is a surprising entrant given that many will have assumed that the long distance runner would be training for some kind of event, while Jessica Plummer is another EastEnders actress who has the potential to go a long way.

AJ Pritchard has been seen featuring on Strictly Come Dancing in previous years and has now decided to compete in I’m a Celebrity so we’re a little surprised to find him trading at such a big price to win, with Beverley Callard available as one of the outsiders.

The Coronation Street actress is one of the outsiders and the same can be said of Victoria Derbyshire although the rank outsider is Hollie Arnold who previously achieved fame by winning gold for throwing javelin at the Paralympics.

The 2015 series of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here started on Sunday night with loveable Geordies Ant and Dec once more hosting the ever-popular reality show. Betting on reality TV is now big business and the best betting sites in the industry have a range of odds on I’m a Celebrity so read on as we preview the series ahead, offer up our predictions and betting tips and bring you the best available odds.

Betting on the outright winner of reality shows such as IACGMOOH (as just about nobody calls it!) is a tricky business because, unlike programmes such as the X Factor, the producers don’t have a vested interest in who does well and so there are fewer clues on which to base any judgements.

Moreover, whilst certain reality series have tended to favour a certain “type”, the winners of I’m a Celebrity have tended to vary greatly, with past winners including middle aged DJ Tony Blackburn, Kerry Katona, Carol Thatcher and Carl "Foggy" Fogarty. Those four would, perhaps, make for an interesting dinner party, but there is little else to unite them.

In 14 previous series of the show there have been 10 male winners and just four women, which could be a decent indicator of who might triumph in the outright betting this time. Whilst some patterns are simply coincidence, it’s easy enough to come up with a range of credible reasons why the trend of male winners could be more than just luck.

The top man in the outright betting is currently George Shelley, from X Factor castoffs Union J. Pop stars and reality show contestants have done well in the past too and so it’s easy to see why many are predicting great things from the boyish George and odds of 5/1 with Bet365 may be worth thinking about.

Tony Hadley, of Spandau Ballet fame, is the next man in the outright winner market, on offer at odds of 13/2 with Coral and whilst a decent case can be made for him, we feel his ego and macho nature may not make him such a popular choice. Most winners have shown a fragility that we don’t see in Hadley and at short odds we feel there is better value.

Much as men have dominated previous series of I’m a Celebrity, both the favourite and our main betting tip are women. The favourite this year is Hollyoaks blonde Jorgie Porter, priced at 10/3 with Bet365. Porter is likeable and somewhat tomboyish, despite her glamourous image, and is sure to be a favourite with both the public and her campmates. However, it’s worth noting that the “top-totty” female, alpha female, sexiest campmate, call her what you will, has never won in 14 previous series. We think she could, of course, buck that trend, but at such short odds we have to look elsewhere.

And so elsewhere we shall look. Our eyes moved further and further down the outright betting odds looking for one lady we’d marked as a possible contender and, to our huge surprise – and joy – we had to go all the way to the bottom of the odds to find Susannah Constantine. Constantine, of Trinny and Susannah fame, has demonstrated a dry sense of humour and great team attitude thus far and at odds of 28/1 with BetVictor she looks cracking value. She doesn’t quite tick all the right boxes but at odds of 28/1 she is our main betting tip and also worth an each way bet for a top three finish.


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