In a huge change of public sentiment, former X Factor “bad boy” Frankie Cocozza is joint favourite in the Celebrity Big Brother betting alongside Gareth Thomas to win the show.
Frankie, the youngest housemate in this year’s series, was as big as 13.0 to win the show after his early behaviour in the show appeared to lose public support, but he is now a best-priced 2.5 (Sky Bet) to walk out a winner.
Former rugby player Gareth Thomas was leading the betting this past week but has now slipped to second favourite at a best price of 2.75 (Bet Victor).
Two evictions are set to take place on Wednesday’s show. Yet again, Nicola McLean is the odds-on favourite to leave at 1.73 (Ladbrokes). The glamour model has been the favourite to go when eligible for the last three evictions but has seen off Georgia Salpa, Kirk Norcross and Natalie Cassidy so far.
This is how the remaining seven housemates fair in the betting:
Edged into the bookmakers favourite slot to win the show outright. Frankie hasn’t changed much during his time in the house. He’s still smoking, drinking, masturbating and trying his hardest to get off with the twins. But, the public are now warming to him. He stuck up for Denise during another drunken fallout in the house and told Nicola straight she had her “tongue up the girls’ [twins] arse” and that she had changed since Natalie Cassidy’s eviction. Good lad.
A genuinely nice bloke who has displayed vulnerability and naivety during his time in the house. He was hilarious during the hoax Japanese chat show task. Gareth was the favourite to win the show for well over a week but has since been eclipsed by Frankie.
Chat show host Denise does not appear to be having a good time in the house. When alcohol is consumed, she goes berserk. Days after frolicking topless in the hot tub with Frankie, she attempted to pull down Karissa’s pyjama bottoms and was involved in an argument with Nicola. A slew of television appearances and magazine interviews enabling her to talk about her “demons” are surely in the pipeline.
Actor Madsen is doing his best to separate himself from the rest of the housemates unless he is forced to participate, such as in tasks. Has a bizarre relationship with Denise which varies depending on how much alcohol has been consumed. Looked a good bet to win at one stage but is now equally likely to be evicted on Wednesday as he is to emerge victorious.
Rapper Romeo has done his best to play it cool throughout the show. He’s probably just grateful to be on television again and doesn’t want to blow his chance of a comeback. He’s managed to avoid eviction so far but may leave on Wednesday as he hasn’t really got anything else to give apart from sitting around in the garden, wearing his coat and smoking.
Karissa and Kristina Shannon
The former Playboy models believe they can win the show but are being shown up for the devious, two-faced women they are. They are prepared to form an alliance with anybody else in the house to avoid nomination but are blissfully unaware there will be no more. They really dislike Frankie which will do them no favours now he is the favourite to win.
Former Page 3 model Nicola has been the rank outsider to win the show for weeks and the odds-on favourite for eviction every time she has been up. But, she has survived at the expense of three other housemates. Nicola does not come across as a very nice person but could survive until the final if the public want a few more days of her causing arguments in the house.