Big Brother 2014: Ashleigh Coyle's rise to become favourite

Ashleigh Coyle (Big Brother 2014)

Ashleigh Coyle is the favourite to win Big Brother 2014 but it's not always been the case.

As we enter the tenth and final we take a look back at our weekly poll results.

Going back to the early weeks, the then quiet Northern Irish girl was blasted by viewers for being "boring".

At her lowest point in Week 3, Ashleigh ranked as just eighth on our popularity poll while the bookies had as an 20/1 outsider to even make the final.

She was behind the likes of now gone Jale Karaturp, Kimberly Kisselovich, Winston Showan, Mark Byron and Matthew Davies to win the show.

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It was in Week Four that Ashleigh then began to garner support before topping our weekly polls for the first time in Week 5.

It's a position she's kept ever since as fans have began to rally around the 'anti-Helen' of the house.

But even then the bookies didn't quite rate her chances with odds of 12/1, still behind Jale, Mark and Winston.

And Week Six could've seen her exit in the latest eviction were it not for a huge social media campaign to save her, at the expense of Jale.

Although she's now the strong favourite to win, Ashleigh's victory is far from assured with the current momentum with Christopher Hall.

Like Ashleigh, Christopher started the series as a rank outsider but his rise has been rather slower and more gradual.

Only since Week 7 has Christopher been in the top 3 in our popularity poll and just last week did he overtake Chris and begin to bite into Ashleigh's lead.

It's all shaping up for a very close final on Friday night and we can't wait.

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Who do you want to WIN Big Brother 2014? Vote in our tenth and FINAL popularity poll below...

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Big Brother 2014 continues nightly on Channel 5.

The live final with host Emma Willis will air next Friday, August 15 at 9PM.

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