Friday 9 December 2016

Celebrity Big Brother final – who’s in the running and who’s fave to win?

Published 05/02/2016 | 11:51

Scotty T and Stephanie Davis in Celebrity Big Brother
Scotty T and Stephanie Davis in Celebrity Big Brother

Ahead of tonight's final, six housemates remain in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

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They have spent a month in each other's company - forming alliances, developing relationships, and nurturing bitter grudges.

Here are the six remaining candidates:

Danniella Westbrook

Former EastEnders actress Westbrook has played Samantha Mitchell in the soap on and off since 1990. Westbrook fought cocaine addiction, which at a low point left her with a completely eroded nasal septum.

She has written books on her experiences and spoken about her struggle in interviews, telling Victoria Derbyshire on BBC Two in October 2015: "Drugs will end up controlling your life. We all have our addictions."

Paddy Power odds of 50/1 and Ladbrokes 33/1.

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During her time on the show, Westbrook has tried to leave several times, becoming exasperated with fellow housemate Stephanie Davis's untidiness and hygiene habits. But she has also spoken highly of her experience, saying the show has given her "a new lease of life".

After becoming a finalist, she told Big Brother in the diary room: "I can't remember the last time I felt happy like this."

Darren Day

The West End musicals star has often been labelled a "love rat". He has dated a string of famous faces over the years, including Isla Fisher, Suzanne Shaw and Anna Friel, and has not always been faithful to his partners. Despite this, he is now being happily married to wife Stephanie Dooley after cleaning up his life.

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Like Westbrook, Day has opened up about his past addictions to alcohol and cocaine. No stranger to reality TV, he appeared in I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! back in 2002. Day has generally kept a low profile in the house, but has been forced to fend off advances from fellow housemate Tiffany Pollard, who has made clear her attraction to him.

Odds of 16/1 from Paddy Power and Ladbrokes give 20/1.

Stephanie Davis

The ex-Hollyoaks actress played Sinead O'Connor from 2010 until last year, when she was sacked from the soap with "immediate effect". She was due to appear in I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! at the end of 2015 but due to a serious nut allergy could not go into the jungle.

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Her time in the house has been defined by her love affair with fellow contestant Jeremy McConnell, which developed despite her relationship with boyfriend Sam Reece. The 22-year-old has also rowed with many of her housemates, who objected to her dirty washing being left on the floor and to her behaviour with McConnell.

Her odds have changed from 100/1 at one point to 8/1 at Paddy Power and 7/1 at Ladbrokes.

Scotty T

Scotty T's real name is Scott Timlin, and he entered the show hoping to emulate the success of his Geordie Shore co-stars Vicky Pattison (winner of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! 2015) and Charlotte Crosby (winner of Celebrity Big Brother 2013).

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The 27-year-old has a reputation for womanising and has made the most of his time in the house, becoming close to Ex On The Beach's Megan McKenna before her eviction on day 18.

Since then, US reality star Tiffany Pollard has been after him and the two have kissed - first as part of a game of truth or dare, and then of their own accord. But Pollard has not been able to get what she wanted from him, saying: "I need a real man!"

He was an early favourite and is evens at both Paddy Power and Ladbrokes.

Tiffany Pollard

US reality star Tiffany Pollard is best known for competing in US game show Flavour Of Love and reality series I Love New York. She has referred to herself as HBIC - Head B**** In Charge - and also goes by the nickname New York.

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Pollard will be remembered by many for a case of mistaken identity: when Angie Bowie told her that "David" was dead, meaning her ex-husband David Bowie, she presumed Ms Bowie was referring to housemate David Gest and began screaming.

Pollard has frequently made clear her sexual frustration, sharing explicit remarks and making overtures to the men in the house. She has generally remained good natured about taking part in tasks.

Tiffany has odds of 6/5 at Ladbrokes and Paddy Power.

John Partridge

Former EastEnders actor Partridge starred as Christian Clarke from 2008 until he bowed out from the soap in 2012 - although he popped back in for the 30th anniversary special last year.

He is also a big name in musical theatre and played Rum Tum Tugger in the official film production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats.

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He entered the reality contest to fund his mother's Alzheimer's care and broke down on a phone call to his sister during the telephone task after hearing that she was okay.

John has expressed his frustration at housemates including Pollard, Davis, McKenna and Gemma Collins, but opted to remain in the house until the end of the series.

He's 80/1 at Paddy Power and 66/1 at Ladbrokes.

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