Celebrity Big Brother 2013: Rylan Clark is early favourite

Rylan Clark (X Factor 2012)

X actor winner Rylan Clark is the early favourite to win the next series of Celebrity Big Brother according to Ladbrokes.

The Essex star looks set to enter the Swedish ice hotel themed house in January, and after making it through seven weeks in X Factor the firm are confident he'll breeze through Big Brother as the 5/2 favourite.

And despite his agent rubbishing rumours, Frankie Dettori (3/1) has plenty of time on his hands at the moment he's hot on Rylan's heels as the second favourite to be crowned the King of Big Brother next month.

Other rumoured contestants include publicity hungry Hills couple Heidi Montag (10/1) and Spencer Pratt (16/1), as well as Page 3 favourite Lacey Banghard who's chalked up at 8/1. And although he's just returned from the jungle Eric Bristow's an outside shot at 12/1 to go one step further inside the CBB house.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "Rylan and Frankie are miles ahead of their housemates and the odds suggest we could well be in for a photo finish between the pair."

She added: "It's going to be a real battle of the babes this year but the betting gives the early thumbs up to Lacey."

Speaking about the CBB rumours this week, Rylan teased: “I’ve heard this Big Brother rumour. I’ve heard I’ve been offered lots of money but you know what, I don’t know what’s going on in my life to be honest.

“I live each day as it comes. If I end up in there, I end up in there. If I don’t, I don’t. I’ve got no plans to do it at the moment but you don’t know what’s going to happen.”

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Celebrity Big Brother kicks off on January 3 on Channel 5.

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