I’m A Celebrity – the facts…who will win?

I’m A Celebrity gets underway this weekend – OddsMonkey has looked back on every series to see what pointers there are for 2020.

Since the first series back in 2002 – we have seen a wide array of winners….

There have been eight female winners and eleven male…of those just under 50% of winners have been aged under the age of 30 – indeed almost 70% have been under 40.

Of the winners and popstars are the dominant force, having won nearly 30% of the shows so far with five winners – although actors and reality stars are not far behind with three and four wins apiece respectively – some 17%.

I’m A Celebrity facts…

19 shows since 2002…8 female winners | 11 male winners

Under 30 – Kerry Katona (28), Matt Willis (23), Joe Swash (26), Stacey Solomon (21), Dougie Poynter (23), Vicky Pattison (27), Scarlett Moffat (26), Georgia Toffolo (23), Jacqueline Jossa (27) 47.36%

Under 40 – Phil Tufnell (37), Gino Dcampo (33), Charlie Brooks (31), Kian Egan (33) 21.05%

Under 50 – Joe Pasquale (43), Carl Foggarty (49) 10.52%

Under 60 – Tony Blackburn (59), Carol Thatcher (52), Chris Biggins (58) 15.78%

Over 70 – Harry Redknapp (71) 5.2%

Winner’s Occupation:

DJ 5.2%

Sportsman x 3 15.78%

Popstar x 5 26.3%

Comedian 5.2%

Journalist 5.2%

Actor x 3 15.7%

Chef 5.88%

Reality Star x 4 21.05%

Winner’s to enter after Day 1:

Christopher Biggins (2007) – Entered on Day 5

Vicky Pattison (2015) – Entered on Day 3

How do favourites do?

2019 – Jaqueline Jossa 5/1 – Pre show favourite was Andrew Whyment – 9/4
2018 – Harry Redknapp 10/1 – Pre show favourite was James McVey 7/2
2017 – Georgia Toffolo 8/1 – Pre show favourite was Jack Maynard 11/2
2016: Scarlett Moffatt 9/4 – Pre show favourite was Scarlett Moffatt
2015: Vicky Pattison 8/1 – Pre show favourite was George Shelley 4/1
2014: Carl Foggarty 14/1 – Pre show favourite was Melanie Sykes 3/1
2013: Kian Egan 7/1 – Pre show favourite was Joey Essex 2/1
2012: Charlie Brooks 4/1 – Pre show favourite was Brian Conley 3/1
2011: Dougie Poynter 4/1 – Pre show favourite was Dougie Poynter
2010: Stacey Solomon 4/1 – Pre show favourite was Stacey Solomon
2009: Gino D’Acampo 8/1 – Pre show favourite was Lucy Benjamin 4/1
2008: Joe Swash 4/1 – Pre show favourite was Joe Swash
2007: Christopher Biggins 8/1 – Pre show favourite was Gemma Atkinson 7/2
2006: Matt Willis 5/1 – Pre show favourite was Jason Donovan 5/2
2005: Carol Thatcher 16/1 – Pre show favourite was Sid Owen 3/1
2004 (Nov-Dec): Joe Pasquale 2/1 – Pre show favourite was Vic Reeves 6/4
2004 (Jan-Feb): Kerry Katona 7/1 – Pre-show favourite was Neil Ruddock 2/1
2003: Winner Phil Tufnell 3/1 – Pre Show favourite was Phil Tufnell
2002: Winner – Tony Blackburn 12/1 – Pre show favourite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson 2/1

Looking back only five pre-show favourites have tasted victory in the shape of Scarlett, Dougie Poynter, Stacey Solomon, Joe Swash and Phil Tufnell.

OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton added: “This looks a fascinating field for what is always one of the most eagerly awaited television events of the year. Whilst there aren’t as many contestants this year the change of venue and new approach is likely to make this series as popular as ever.

“We have taken a good look back and the first thing you notice is how much the favourites tend to struggle over the years, with just five of the pre-live show favourites taking the crown.

“But the odds change drastically in the first week, on more than one occasion we have seen the favourite go in the first week – things can change very quickly but the facts and the odds are all pointing to Shane Richie.

“We have already seen four different favourites in the build-up, but he looks very popular with punters at least.”

2020 I’m A Celebrity odds:

Shane Richie: 7/2

Giovanna Fletcher: 7/2

Jordan North: 5/1

Mo Farah: 5/1

Vernon Kay: 6/1

AJ Pritchard: 8/1

Jessica Plummer: 12/1

Beverley Callard: 16/1

Hollie Arnold: 20/1

Victoria Derbyshire: 20/1

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James OddsMonkey

James OddsMonkey

James' background in IT support and matched betting knowledge is how he's ended up at OddsMonkey updating offer, answering tickets and generally being super helpful.

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