Celebrity Big Brother 2017: James Cosmo is the new favourite to win

Celebrity Big Brother 2017

James Cosmo is the brand new favourite to win Celebrity Big Brother 2017.

James C’s odds on winning Celebrity Big Brother have once again been slashed as he survived yet another eviction last night.

It was James’ third potential eviction of the series, but he lived to tell the tale again after James Jordan became the latest housemate booted from the Celebrity Big Brother house.

BoyleSports reported on Tuesday that the Game of Thrones actor was the new 7/2 favourite after punters backed him in from 9/1. However he has since further shortened as the favourite and is now red hot at 7/4 from 7/2 to take the CBB crown.

Jedward, who received nine nominations, also dodged the eviction bullet and it has resulted in their odds shortening to 7/1 from 8/1.

Calum Best remains the 4/1 second favourite to win, but it his ex-girlfriend Bianca Gascoigne, who is quickly moving up the ranks in the betting, could knock him off his perch should her odds continue to shorten. Bianca is now 8/1 to win having been as big as 20/1 just last week.

Aoife Heffron, PR Executive for BoyleSports commented: “The housemates may think James Cosmo is too dignified to be in the Celebrity Big Brother house, but punters think he is the perfect winner as they continue to relentlessly back him to win.”

She added “Cosmo was a 20/1 shot when he entered the house and slowly began to win support, but in the past two days the bets have been rolling in thick and fast, forcing us to cut him into the clear 7/4 favourite.”

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Celebrity Big Brother 2017 continues nightly on Channel 5.

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