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I'm a Celebrity 2016 odds - Adam Thomas usurps Scarlett Moffatt's throne as favourite

Mon, 28 November 2016, 10:14

Adam Thomas’ rise to I’m A Celebrity: Get Me Out Of Here fame could be down to female voters skewing the odds, or it could be the fact he seems a very likeable fella, but one thing for certain is Scarlett Moffatt no longer rules the jungle.

Another week of action from Down Under has convinced the bookmakers to install Emmerdale actor Thomas as the new favourite to be crowned king, per Paddy Power, and What Are The Odds has crunched the numbers to see who else is in the running.

Moffatt was leading lady in the odds since the show started a fortnight ago, but they’ve since swapped in the stakes, with the Gogglebox star now second in the market at 15/8 (2.88).

Granted, there’s still a long way to go and time for the Geordie ace to reclaim her place atop the throne, but it’s Thomas who’s now the chief pick at 17/10 (2.70) and appears to be winning over his own legion of supporters in fast fashion.

Skins star Joel Dommett rounds out the frontrunners’ triangle, however, and he might be ready to crash the party after recently storming his way toward the head of the pack. He’s now priced at 13/5 (3.60) mere days after he could be found at 7/1 (8.00), meaning he might stage a charge for the winners’ seat just yet.

Following the evictions of Lisa Snowdon and Danny Baker over the past week, there’s a major void in the contestants from there despite presenter Martin Roberts gliding up to fourth in the odds, listed at 8/1 (9.00), following his late entrance into the camp.

Actor Larry Lamb has instead moved in the opposite direction and tumbled down to 25/1 (26.0), while Wayne Bridge has remained a 33/1 (34.0) outside bet despite the UK audience seeming to warm to his down-to-earth appearance.

It doesn’t look good for many jungle inhabitants after that, and it’s hard to envision Ola Jordan or Carol Vorderman securing the votes they’ll need to be crowned queen, considering they’re both marooned at 50/1 (51.0), seemingly struggling to win over the younger voters.

Although things didn’t seem like they could get much worse for Diversity dancer Jordan Banjo, he’s fallen from 50/1 (51.0) to an even more dire-looking 66/1 (67.0), meaning he could be waltzing his way out of the rainforest tout suite.

Every cloud has a silver lining, however, and Sam Quek just so happens to be his. The British field hockey star is 100/1 (101.0) to win the show and looks likely to get the axe next unless she can do something drastic to convince viewers she deserves to stick around.

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