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Celebrity Big Brother Betting Odds – Outright Winner
To Win CBB 2017; Best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: Win Only.
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Celebrity Big Brother Eviction Betting Odds
Next CBB Housemate To Be Evicted; Best odds bold.
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CBB Top Man Betting
Odds to be the top male.
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CBB Top Woman Odds
Betting to be the top female.
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Celebrity Big Brother – Sex of Winner Odds
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Trends show favourites beat bullies in Celebrity Big Brother betting odds
Big Brother betting is one of the best ways to make watching this brand of reality TV more worthwhile. It has proved a relatively straightforward task to pick the winner in the past as the bookies’ odds have been a fair indicator.
If you are not averse to backing odds-on shots then gambling on each eviction can even become a tidy revenue source. In the recent Big Brother and CBB series the favourite to depart the house at each eviction session was more often than not the one who was actually asked to pack their bags on the night.
Looking back through the annals of time, in the 2011 Celebrity version, no one was in any doubt that Sally Bercow would be the first to leave the house. She was odds on to be the first casualty of public opinion and off she went as if by magic, mercifully removed from our TV screens at the earliest opportunity. Unfortunately she had her fair share of headlines in the years since.
As the unattractive wife of the dislikeable, diminutive Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, she was part of the political status quo and therefore untrustworthy and unworthy of any public support. She also offered little in the way of entertainment or visual enjoyment for viewers. Sniping at David Hasselhoff’s ageing ex-wife wasn’t clever or funny.
A general rule of thumb for Big Brother betting is that older women are always going to be up against it in the Elstree house. You could also quite reasonably point out that Sally Bercow absolutely wasn’t a celebrity in anyone’s mind except perhaps her own, but that cannot be a feasible reason for her singular failure to attract public support.
But betting is never a certain art and Denise Welch, aged 53, managed to lift the Celebrity Big Brother crown in January 2012. Being old is certainly no barrier to victory as cockney joker Jim Davidson, 60, won the January 2014 version and American Gary Busey, 70, landed the summer series of the same year.
Chantelle Houghton, the undisputed nobody posing as a celebrity succeeded in winning in the fourth Celebrity Big Brother series in 2006. It probably helped that she was prettier and had a personality more likely to attract the support of the viewing public.
It is worth noting the abject record of Americans in the UK show, Busey (2014) remains the only one to have triumphed. In CBB January 2016 his compatriot, the loud-mouthed Tiffany Pollard spent a couple of weeks as bookmakers’ favourite, floating around odds of 5/4. It was only on the day of the final that the winner Scotty T finally shortened up and Tiffany’s odds drifted to second favourite, the position she still occupied in the betting when announced in fourth placed. This is a rule to keep on the right side of, particularly if you like a lay on the betting exchanges.
If you are a seasoned Big Brother fan and have a good idea of the likely winner from the start, the best way of making it pay is usually to place your bet on the outright winner as early as possible in the series. Only if the most feasible winner makes a massive, opinion-turning gaffe mid-series are the prices on offer for credible candidates likely to become more generous as the series progresses. If that happens you will probably want to hedge your bets anyway.
Occasionally an individual who actually is a celebrity enters the Big Brother house and makes a promising start but ruins their chances of victory as the series progresses. Vinnie Jones is an obvious example. He was the clear favourite in the Celebrity Big Brother betting in 2010, but managed to alienate Big Brother viewers by failing to hide his tendency to be a control freak and propensity to behave like a testosterone charged, arrogant bully. Admitting to paying £400 for a pair of socks wasn’t a particularly wise move either.
Bullies and villains often do fairly well in reality TV programmes as they tend to make more interesting viewing than the thoroughly mediocre, mild mannered diplomatic types but they very rarely win. Playboy twins Kristina and Karissa Shannon could be accused of bullying ultimate winner Denise in 2012. These dreadful blonde twins made it to the final day but were the first evicted at that stage, coming fifth. Their delusions of grandeur went down about as well as their playground bullying antics. No girls you are not that ‘hot’, Hugh Hefner et al just aren’t that fussy.
Another example was Stephanie Davis in 2016. She was roundly booed by the crowd for most of the show and a rank outsider until the final few days. Despite having an abysmal public profile, based on perceivable lack of morals, she still came second.
A look at the past winners of both versions of Big Brother suggests that people will ultimately vote for a person that they like at the time. The very first UK series was won by the extremely personable Craig Phillips. In the Celebrity version Mark Owen and Bez (Mark Berry) fitted the bill. Unlike Vinnie, they were not people struggling to suppress the urge to throw someone through a window. In 2016, Scotty T, another good-looking young man, proved himself to be a thoroughly nice guy and he duly won with ease.
Alex Reid, victor in 2010 started at fairly long Celebrity Big Brother odds but shortened to odds-on by the final. Maybe he was supported by some form of sympathy vote as his ex-wife Katie Price had become a figure of derision. She was submitted to a record number of trials in another reality TV show, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, before walking out of that show.
The 2011 non-celebrity version of the show was also won by a handsome young man, Aaron Allard. There was a public split about whether he was charming or simply a game player. The former view won out but he was the only winner to be met with some significant jeers on his exit from the house. Nobody could deny he had a softly spoken and intelligent vulnerability that appealed to a mass audience. There was an obvious nice-guy facet to his character.
There is something slightly perverse about a programme that encourages viewers to spy on the mundane actions and interactions of plebeians and Z list celebrities. Viewing figures tend to increase when there are feuds or furtive romances. Theories on what had happened when two housemates were witnessed canoodling under the same duvet in the Big Brother communal bedroom fill the tabloid press and temporarily boosted TV audiences.
It comes as no surprise that the origin of the television concept was a brainstorming at a Dutch TV production house. The first ever series was screened in the Netherlands in 1999. A year later it was adopted by the UK, USA, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Portugal and Argentina. At its most popular, the show was a peak time television hit in over 60 countries. Today, in the UK at least, it is looking distinctly tired and predictable with the same old tasks and twists, but Big Brother betting remains popular with the online bookies.
Whilst the 2011 move to Channel 5 could be seen as a relegation, demand dictates that the best online bookies continue to offer odds for the Top Man and Top Woman. You can even bet on the gender of the winner with some firms in addition to the ubiquitous outright winner and eviction markets.
With both a Celebrity Big Brother and a standard plebeian public show being screened twice each year, the opportunities to prosper abound. Predictability may do little to enthuse the average television viewer but it is extremely good news for fans of Big Brother betting.