I’m A Celebrity: Who will be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle?
We’re one week into the latest series of I’m A Celebrity, and unlike previous years, any number of contenders look like they can emerge from nearly a month in the Australian Rainforest as the latest King or Queen of the Jungle.
Here’s our look at the current favourites to take the I’m A Celebrity outright winner crown…
HARRY REDKNAPP – 15/8
The former Spurs and West Ham manager has swiftly assumed the mantle of the ‘favourite uncle’ of the group, winning over campmates with his quickfire quips and unashamed name-dropping from his three decades as a football manager. The lack of food may be the Harry’s biggest challenge in his quest to claim another illustrious piece of silverware – will his temper start to flare after another week of rice and beans?
JOHN BARROWMAN – 4/1
The entertainer in the camp is never going to suffer from a lack of air time, and has also shown he’s prepared to get stuck in, successfully winning all 10 stars in his solo Bushtucker Trial. However, he also looks the candidate most likely to reach boiling point, with the former Doctor Who star already clashing with new arrival Noel Edmonds. Can he keep his irritation under wraps as the competition goes on and seal the crown?
EMILY ATACK – 6/1
The Inbetweeners star looks to be the campmate having the most fun in the jungle after week one, and her comedy training could be an asset when trying to lift spirits in a food-deprived camp. Expect her to be quietly in the mix come the final week.
NICK KNOWLES – 6/1
The Mr Fix It of the camp is hugely popular amongst his fellow contestants – but will that translate to winning over the Great British public? The DIY SOS host is probably the most fearless of all this year’s lineup, but that may not play to his advantage in the final reckoning with viewers who love ‘a journey’.
FLEUR EAST – 11/1
As tough as nails, the X Factor star has embraced every challenge the Aussie rainforest has thrown at her to date. She’s also been a good shoulder to cry on when other campmates have hit a rocky patch, but like Knowles, is she just a little bit too comfortable with jungle life to win?
NOEL EDMONDS – 14/1
The telly legend is reportedly this series’ highest-paid star and he’s already produced the most fireworks during his first few days in his role of group leader ‘Emperor’ Edmonds. This series has so far lacked any major flashpoints, but Noel looks like he could be the one to spark mutiny in the camp. That’s good for watching viewers, but will his potential role of pantomime villain prove costly?
ANNE HEGARTY – 14/1
The ‘journey’ candidate. The star of The Chase has so far found jungle life the toughest-going but has at least taken to the task in good humour. A lack of trials so far means she can sometimes fade into the background, but she has the potential to develop as a leftfield winner.
JAMES MCVEY – 16/1
The nice guy of the camp – but in reality shows that can be the kiss of death, with The Vamps star so far receiving very little air time. His music career means he has the advantage of an in-built fanbase which will surely help his chances of staying in the mix, but he needs to step up over the next few days to make his mark on the show.
RITA SIMONS – 22/1
The ex-EastEnders star has shown she’s up for a laugh in the camp but has so far been overshadowed by fellow actress Emily. Could be in danger of early elimination.
MALIQUE THOMPSON-DWYER – 40/1
The Hollyoaks actor is the youngest member of the camp and it sometimes shows. He’s had very little to do so far, and boredom could lead to arguments as we move to the midpoint of the show, with a few warning signs the tedium of life without a smartphone is starting to get to him.
SAIR KHAN – 66/1
A popular, inoffensive member of the camp, without really registering on the radar. The Corrie star will be hoping for more Bushtucker Trials to show her steely side.
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Odds correct at time of writing, please note odds may vary.