Celebrity Big Brother 2016: Ricky Norwood rivals Biggins as favourite to win

Celebrity Big Brother 2016

Ricky Norwood could soon become the new favourite to win Celebrity Big Brother 2016.

It's been a dramatic first week to this summer's CBB and the favourites have changed as a lot from launch as the housemates' true colours start to come to light.

Long running favourite Christopher Biggins has suffered a drift and is now priced at 9/4 from 15/8, Boylesports reports.

Ricky Norwood is the new second favourite after surpassing Samantha Fox. Punter’s turned their attentions, and money, to the former EastEnders actor recently which has resulted in him jumping right to the forefront of the betting as he is now 4/1 from 6/1.

Despite losing her second place in the betting, Samantha Fox remains in the running for the title having shortened into 6/1 form 7/1.

Ex on the Beach’s, Stephen Bear, has surprisingly shortened to claim the title after a recent burst of support and can now be backed at 10/1 from 16/1 to win.

Grant Bovey’s time in the house is firmly up as he shortens further into the favourite for eviction. Anthea Turner’s ex-husband is now as short as 1/7 from 1/5 to get the boot. The move on Grant leaves James Whale safe for another week, much to his dismay, as he eases out to 9/2 from 3/1 to be first evicted.

Aoife Heffron from BoyleSports commented: “The betting has been relatively volatile since Celebrity Big Brother launched last week. Christopher Biggins has held onto favouritism, but after his recent drift to 9/4, the question is how long can he stay there? Various celebs have taken over the second favourite slot and at the moment it is Ricky Norwood’s turn. One thing that suggests Ricky could be the one to take over from Biggins as the favourite is that he is breathing down his neck at 4/1.”

She added: “Stephen Bear has agitated or had a confrontation with most of the house so far, but it appears the public are finding his antics entertaining with punters backing him into 10/1 from 16/1.”

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Remember, Celebrity Big Brother continues nightly on Channel 5.

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