Thursday 22 February 2018

X factor's Rylan is favourite to nab jungle crown

Rylan Clark
Rylan Clark

Robert Dex

Bookmakers have made former X Factor flop Rylan Clark favourite to win this year's I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

The star, who won Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year, is 9-2 to triumph in the jungle when the hit ITV show returns later this month.

William Hill put him ahead of Towie star Joey Essex (5/1) and Steve Davis (6/1), despite the show's line-up not even being confirmed yet.

It was reported that former EastEnder Laila Morse, who played Big Mo in the soap, will also be in the show but bookmakers put her at 20-1.

A spokesman for the firm said: "If Laila is anything like her EastEnders alter-ego she will certainly rub people up the wrong way and we do not think that she will be troubling those at the top of the betting.

"Instead it is reality royalty, Rylan and Joey Essex, that head the betting and will be hard to beat."

Other names touted as possible contestants on the show include former footballer Paul Gascoigne and disgraced politician Chris Huhne.

Last year's series was won by Charlie Brooks who plays Janine Butcher in EastEnders.

The show starts on ITV on Sunday November 17 at 9pm.

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