‘Sup. We’ll be taking a weekly(ish) look at the betting markets for Big Brother throughout the season, looking at who’s working their way up to being a contender and who’s fast becoming an outsider.
Corin – 7/2: Most bookies are offering odds of 7/2 or 4/1 for the Northerner, with Victor Chandler even offering 3/1 at the time of writing. It’s a surprise to see Corin atop the market, but a pleasant one – in episodes we’ve seen she’s become a very fun housemate, and though chances are other housemates will steal the poll position as the weeks go by, she just needs to avoid big arguements and bitching sessions to remain in the race.
Josie – 5/1: A rowdy week for John James has helped the endearing country bumpkin to climb the scales. Betfair offer the best odds at 11/2, while the shortest are offered by William Hill who suggest 9/2.
Steve - 11/2: A kitten’s whisker behind Josie and surely a pretty safe bet to make it to the final. Steve is the most genuinley down-to-earth housemate of this year’s collective and we think he may soon become the overall favourite.
John James – 7/1: The former favourite suffers from his rows with Racheal, exposing him as a bit of an arrogant tosser. He has work to do to redeem himself; but in all honesty we can see his odds going from bad to worse. But those who still believe in him are better off going to Betfair, who offer 8/1.
Nathan – 8/1: The best of Nathan is surely yet to come – we’d forgotten he was in there.
Mario – 11/1: His closeness with Sunshine may be his ball and chain. He was likeable throughout the Mole task, and his popularity may continue to rise the longer he stays out of trouble.
Ben – 16/1: The well-spoken serious guy is proving neither popular or unpopular at present, with middling odds of between 14/1 an 17/1.
Ife – 20/1: We’re a bit disappointed with Ife so far – she looked like she could have been a cracking housemate but she has yet to really prove her worth. Come on, girl. Find your personality.
Caoihme – 22/1: This Shabby thing could make or break her, depending on how she handles it. There’s nothing terribly exciting to say about her at present so we’ll have to wait and see.
Shabby – 28/1: Shabby could turn this around. If she can avoid nomination and continue to provide some of the most watchable television she could completely turn her chances around. Watch this space.
Sunshine – 33/1: We’re gonna say she should have gone on Friday. Rachael would have continued to be an entertaining presence but Sunshine is just a pain. If she’s nominated, she should (depending who she’s up against) be shown the door this Friday.
Dave – 40/1: There’s nothing much to say about Dave, and unlike some of the other dormant HM’s we can’t really see that changing. Can we swap him for another interesting one who didn’t get in?
Govan – 50/1: Not a massive shocker. On the launch night he seemed like he had all the potential to be this year’s funnyman but he’s instead decided to persue the path of House Bitch. The most interesting thing he’s done so far is “come out” as straight. Hmm. If he’s nominated there’s a very good chance he’ll be out… but then, do we want to lose another big character after already losing Racheal?