This has been an active betting market among novelty bettors for many years but punters still have a number of questions regarding the show. The main points that you should address before getting involved include the format, while side issues such as where is I’m a celebrity filmed aren’t strictly relevant if you’re looking to take a punt.
As for that format, this is similar to a number of TV reality shows that are taking place at the moment. It’s essentially a popularity contest with a number of contenders thrown into the mix. One by one, they are eliminated until we eventually find a winner.
During the filming of this programme, the I’m a celebrity contestants have to undertake a number of challenges. These are known as Bush Tucker Trials and in return for completing them successfully, those involved will win food for their camp. These trials can really win over the voting public: Voters will take note of these, and they will observe how those involved are interacting in camp before deciding who to save.
The British version of the show has been running since 2002 and over the years it’s given us some great television. The 2019 edition is now in full swing so it’s time to take a look at the I’m a celebrity odds for this year and see if we can pick out some profits.
I'm a Celebrity 2019 Betting and Odds Preview
The 2019 edition of I’m a Celebrity get me out of here is in full swing and there is plenty of time left to get involved in the I’m a celeb odds. At the time of writing, three of the contenders have already been evicted from the jungle so it pays to get in quick if you want to back your own favourite.
Meanwhile, the odds setters have identified their own front runners but have they got it right or is there a surprise waiting among this year’s I’m a celebrity line up?
Out in Front
Firstly, it’s important to note who has left the show since the evictions started to take place. At the time of writing on December 3rd 2019, the list of i’m a celebrity contestants has been shortened by three with Andrew Maxwell, Cliff Parisi and Adele Roberts having been voted off. It’s an important observation as we have noticed that one bookmaker still lists these names in their i’m a celeb odds but you should avoid them for obvious reasons.
The betting market has evolved since the new series started in mid November and we have two joint favourites who are clear of the chasing pack. Andrew Whyment is one of two men out in front and he can currently be backed at best industry odds of 6/4 with BetFred.
Along with Cliff Parisi, Whyment was one of the late entries into camp and clearly he is proving to be very popular. A Coronation Street actor who plays the role of Kirk Sutherland, Whyment is no stranger to reality TV, having previously taken part in X Factor and Dancing on Ice and he appears to be a worthy favourite at this stage.
Also available at odds of 6/4 – this time with Unibet and 10Bet – is Roman Kemp. The son of musicians Martin Kemp and Shirlie Holliman, Kemp does have his own career as a radio host and, according to the bookies. Roman is involved in a straight fight with Andrew Whyment.
Behind the top two, a gap starts to open up before we find third favourite Nadine Coyle at a price of 9/1 with Coral and Ladbrokes. Next up is Jacquelin Jossa at best odds of 11/1 with Ladbrokes and Coral once again and then we come to Caitlynn Jenner at a top price of 14/1 with BetFred.
Jenner has been earning positive press since she entered camp but it’s worth noting that she was involved in the final vote off that saw Cliff Parisi leave the 2019 I’m a celebrity line up. This can, however, have a positive effect as it sometimes reminds viewers that they really need to get on their phones and vote for their favourite.
We’ve mentioned five names so far: There are four left to consider but they are some way down the I’m a celebrity odds markets for this year. Kicking things off, we have GMTV presenter Kate Garraway and RakSu singer Myles Stephenson who can both be claimed at 33/1 with William Hill. Following on are Ian Wright at 50/1 with William Hill and BetFred while James Haskell is our rank outsider at 80/1 with Betway.
We’re a little surprised that it hasn’t worked out for Ian Wright. Wrighty is in the same mould as last year’s winner Harry Redknapp but the public don’t seem to have taken him to their hearts in quite the same way.
Haskell is probably right at that figure of 80/1: He’s attracted some negative press, including suggestions that he didn’t try in a Bushtucker Trial and while the public are known for keeping in divisive figures, they only tend to go so far in the competition and are unlikely to win.
That completes the list of I’m a celebrity contestants for 2019 but who is going to come through and win?
When we get to the final days of i’m a celeb, there tend to be few surprises. The outright betting market can be volatile at the start but it will settle down as the favourites start to emerge. We therefore think that your winner in 2019 will come from that shortlist of two joint favourites.
Andrew Whyment has the personality and humour to win over the British voting public and that could be enough to see him home. As for Roman Kemp, he also has the personality and while he may lack the sense of humour, those heartthrob good looks are going to give him the edge in our opinion.
Roman Kemp for the win is our tip but there are alternatives if you don’t want to bet on the straight result. The sportsbooks have produced markets for Top Three Finish, Top Man, Top Woman and Gender of Winner. There could be a surprise here and we’re going to suggest Caitlynn Jenner as Top Woman at best odds of 3/1 with Coral and Ladbrokes. The pair of Nadine Coyle and Jacqueline Jossa provide the main competition but we expect Jenner to take more of a central role following that earlier eviction scare.
- Roman Kemp to win I’m a celebrity 2019 at 6/4 with Unibet
- Caitlynn Jenner to be top woman at 3/1 with Ladbrokes