I’m a Celebrity is under way, with Tony Hadley likely to attract the housewives vote
We’ve got thirteen largely minor celebrities competing to be king / queen of the jungle as the new series of I’m a Celebrity is screened on ITV.
As usual, there’s an assortment of soap actresses, washed-up singers, upper-class morons and ex-sportsman who have fallen on hard times and looking for some much-needed cash for eating animal genitalia for the pleasure of the viewing public.
Jorgie Porter is the current market leader and Coral offer 4/1 that the Hollyoaks actress is the last person standing, with Porter an attractive young thing who loves a bit of banter and seems prepared to flirt her way to success.
George Shelley required Googling to find out who he is. Apparently he’s a singer for Union J. Union J then requires Googling and they were a failed act on the X Factor. But he’s also among the favourites.
Someone slightly more well-known is Tony Hadley, the singer of Spandau Ballet who benefits from being one of the more famous celebrities and he’s a larger than life character. We’re happy to have a speculative punt on him to go all the way – he fits the right sort of profile.
Everyone is currently talking about Lady Colin Campbell (no, us neither) who is like a Roald Dahl creation of horrible aunt who does mean things to children and this sour puss has a strange appeal to the viewing public.
There’s only one thing worse than being talked about, with “Colin” being nominated for challenges at this early stage and clearly regarding herself as superior which could ironically keep her in the competition for a while.
Chris Eubank has something of a cult following thanks to Alan Partridge and this eccentric former boxer adds some colour and flair to proceedings. Strange that he was being hands-on with his son’s fledgling career one minute and then going into the jungle.
Vicky Pattison could have been plucked from the street, while we don’t know Spencer Matthews or Brian Friedmann either. However, Kieron Dyer is an ex-football player who used to be really good although the bookies don’t think he’ll last too long in the jungle.
Yvette Fielding was probably more famous twenty years ago as a Blue Peter presenter than what she’s done with the rest of her adult life. Which clearly wasn’t too successful if you’re sleeping among the spiders and bugs of the Australian outback.
Tony Hadley to strike gold and win @ 11/2 with bet365
All odds were correct at time of posting.