Price to behold

Nov 12, 2009 by

I’m A Celebrity… returns on Sunday and at time of writing there are 11 definites, with the possibility of a late entry in the form of Katie Price.
If it comes to fruition, it will be interesting to see how her return to the jungle goes. Given her alleged fee, makers will be hoping she has a big impact and goes a long way. Seeing as her sole intention must be to get the public back on side, she’ll be sure to gobble down any critters thrown her way, and launch herself at the many bushtucker trials the British public are likely to put her up for.
It wouldn’t be a surprise if she makes it to the final 4, so the best-priced 12s available is definitely worth an investment, with a view to hopefully laying her (no pun intended!) at shorter odds further into the series.
As for the rest of the campers, they’re hardly an inspiring bunch, and such a weak field makes the case for backing Jordan that much stronger. Jimmy White looks a solid enough favourite as he is something of an everyman figure, a lovable rogue, an heroic failure… in other words, the sort of character the Brits tend to embrace. At a best priced 5-1 he doesn’t scream value, but he should be kept green, at least from the outset.
Camilla Dallerup and Lucy Benjamin are likeable types, Colin and Justin will put the ‘camp’ into proceedings and could prove entertainingly bitchy, while Hollyoaks’ Stuart Manning is this year’s male hunk but potentially wafer-thin in terms of charisma. Out of the rest of the field, the two we like the most are two 8-1 shots in Gino D’Acampo and George Hamilton.
In their VTs, Gino strikes us as the sort of endearing character who might end up being the life and soul of the camp, while George Hamilton comes across as very self-deprecating, and could be cast as the witty, eccentric American and follow in the footsteps of David Gest and Janice Dickinson in making the latter stages.
Some of the most memorable reality tv moments have come during I’m A Celeb’s bushtucker trials, but our personal preference would have to be Myleene Klass’s appearance on the show, so for now we’ll leave you with this:
Rob Furber

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1 Comment

  1. Alex

    My money’s on Camilla, with a saver on Lucy Benjamin. While I revere Jimmy White for helping to rescue snooker from the likes of Cliff Thorburn, I can’t see him shining in the jungle. Just don’t think he’s desperate enough to eat Kangeroo gonads etc – can see him bailing out after a few days of crap food and ritual humiliations, saying “I don’t need this…”

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