I’m a Celebrity Betting

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Don’t get left with a sour taste in your mouth, follow our guide to I’m a Celebrity betting!

I’m a Celebrity—Get Me Out of Here is a British reality television show that was first screened in 2002.  The format of the show sees celebrities live in jungle conditions with few creature comforts as they try win money for a nominated charity. 

The show is filmed in Queensland, Australia and broadcast on ITV in the UK and presented by Ant and Dec.

I’m a Celebrity… Betting Tips

The first betting odds for the show will come with the announcement of the contestants, as with other reality shows, you can use information from other previous years to help you develop your betting portfolio. Look out for certain betting patterns through the history of the shows.

I’m a Celebrity though is a tricky one to find betting patterns for.  Perhaps the most significant factor is that only three of the 11 previous winners have been female. The ages of the winners are varied (more so than in any other reality tv show.)  The voting public in I’m a Celebrity seem to be purely voting for someone who is likeable and entertaining.

To workout if an act is entertaining then you must tune into the daily shows.  Within the first few episodes you can work out which acts stand out, in either a good or a bad way.  As with Big Brother though do not be too quick to dismiss quiet acts as they will develop over time.

The celebrities compete in a series of challenges and trials for various creature comforts on the island.  The most famous aspect of the show is the “Bush Tucker Trial” — a physical task usually involving snakes, spiders or other creepy-crawlies found in the jungle.

This punishment aspect of the show means that the first act to be eliminated is not necessarily the most annoying one, as viewers may choose to keep these contestants in and punish them in another manner (through the trials.) 

The acts who get eliminated first tend to be the duller ones, the quietest ones.  Quite often this has proven to be a young female. This could be down to the viewership of this show being mostly female. Women tend not to vote for other women, unless it is Women that they feel have aspirational qualities that relate to them.

International performers have also tended to perform poorly on the UK version of the show, in two of the last three years Stephanie Powers (US) and Camilla Dallerup (DENMARK) are among the acts to have gone home in the very early stages of the competition.

I’m a Celebrity…, like Big Brother, is a marathon not a sprint and therefore your act must have a personality that does not begin to grate after a few weeks. 

If your act has a slow burning personality then this could be the show for them.

The prime example of this was Danny from McFly who won the 2012 series. He combined likeability, with a calm understated manner, but had enough personality to shine through in the last few weeks and be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle.

Hopefully you will be celebrating along with the winner if you followed our betting guide.