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Cheggers tipped over Patsy Kensit to win Celeb Big Brother


Patsy Kensit

Patsy Kensit

Patsy Kensit

Veteran TV presenter Keith Chegwin is favourite to win the new series of Celebrity Big Brother launched last night.

The star, who started out as a child actor, was a regular on TV in the 1970s and 1980s, appearing on shows including Cheggers Plays Pop and Saturday Superstore.

Bookmaker William Hill made Chegwin 11-2 to win. The company has also cut the odds on former Apprentice star Katie Hopkins to win to 12-1 after a large bet was placed.

Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said: "Inside 24 hours Katie has gone from our best result to our worst result - we might well have under-estimated her chances."

Other big names who entered the BB house include former EastEnder and Loose Women presenter Nadia Sawalha, George Best's son Calum and actress Patsy Kensit.

Also entering the Diary Room were former Coronation Street star Ken Morley (inset) and soul singer Alexander O'Neal.

Celebrity Big Brother started life as a spin-off of the main show on Channel 4 before both were dropped and then picked up by rival broadcaster Channel 5.

Last year's series, won by US actor Gary Busey, was the second most complained-about show of 2014 - only topped by complaints about the regular version of the show.