Celebrity Big Brother 2018 Betting Preview

Updated Thursday 21st February 2019, 02:21 PM

Celebrity Big Brother has still not been put out of its misery and the long-running reality show is back for a 21st run of shamelessly trashy TV. Subtitled ‘Year of the Woman’, the gimmick this time is that the initial batch of housemates were all female, but the men have now arrived and the bookies’ early odds suggest it is a very open competition.

The Housemates

Andrew Brady - Criticised on The Apprentice for being unable to curb his laddish behaviour, the Big Brother house may be far more suited to his personality.

Amanda Barrie - A Coronation Street and Carry On legend, 82-year-old Barrie probably does not have an army of fans among the core Big Brother audience.

Ann Widdecombe - Former Conservative politician turned Strictly Come Dancing laughing stock, Widdecombe’s strong views are sure to divide opinion.

Ashley James - Made in Chelsea star James seems like a likeable sort but has done herself no favours with her anecdote about ‘dumping on a date’.

Daniel O’Reilly - Otherwise known as Dapper Laughs, there have been few signs so far that O’Reilly is a changed man and discerning viewers are unlikely to be impressed by his crude comedy.

Ginuwine - An American singer who has nine children with five different women, Ginuwine’s claim to fame seems to be a song called ‘Pony’ which reached number 16 in the UK charts in 1996.

India Willoughby - A journalist who shot to fame after becoming Britain’s first transgender newsreader, Willoughby seems very keen to get as much air time as possible.

Jess Impiazzi - Apparently from Ex on the Beach, Impiazzi has made a good early impression and could be one to watch.

John Barnes - The first man announced for the all-female house, Barnes is a former footballer and talented rapper looking for his first major title since leading Jamaica to Caribbean Cup glory in 2008.

Jonny Mitchell - Not a bald-headed brother to Grant and Phil on Eastenders but a former contestant on Love Island. He is now single again after splitting with Stephanie Pratt!

Maggie Oliver - A former detective constable who exposed the Rochdale child sex abuse ring, you have to wonder why she decided to go on Celebrity Big Brother.

Malika Haqq - Malika seems nice enough, but does she really qualify as a celebrity just because she is friends with Khloe Kardashian?

Rachel Johnson - TV presenter, journalist, author and sister of Boris Johnson, can she come across as well as father Stanley did on I’m a Celebrity?

Shane Jenek - An Australian drag queen who is better known by his alias Courtney Act, Jenek has come across as someone who is both fun-loving and intelligent.

Shane Lynch - A twinkly-eyed tattooed Irishman. Boyzone legend Lynch is kind, respectful and funny, but will he get enough coverage in a house of horrors?

Wayne Sleep - Former ballet dancer Sleep has become a bit of a reality TV show veteran with his appearances on I’m a Celebrity and Celebrity Masterchef, but can he waltz off with the trophy?

Sports.net’s View

Apart from a few outspoken comments from former Tory battleaxe Ann Widdecombe, it has been quite a harmonious start to life in the house. Maggie Oliver was the early favourite but will her class and integrity really count for much with Big Brother viewers? Courtney Act has emerged as the frontrunner since the men came into the house and looks like a worthy winner, but odds of around 11/4 may not be too attractive to punters. Jess Impiazzi seems to have a tabloid-friendly personality and is priced at a more tempting 8/1, but the smart money could be on Shane Lynch. The former Boyzone band member has come across as both caring and charismatic on previous reality shows such as Love Island and it is hard to imagine anyone wanting to evict him.

Sports.net’s Top Tip

Type Odds Bet Now
Shane Lynch to win Celebrity Big Brother
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*Please note, odds may fluctuate.

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Last Updated: Thursday, 21 February 2019 02:21:25+00:00
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