Joey Essex favourite to do most bushtucker trials

Coral bookmaker has opened betting on who will do the most bushtucker trials on this year’s I’m A Celebrity and TOWIE star Joey Essex is the 6-4 favourite, while TV presenter Matthew Wright is 7-1. Plenty are expected to struggle with life in the jungle and Coral go even money that a celebrity walks out of the show mid-series.

The firm is also taking bets on the first celebrity to be voted out of the jungle and make fashion guru David Emanuel the 4-1 favourite, but model Amy Willerton is also in danger of getting the boot at 5-1.

Meanwhile, Coral were forced to slash the odds on Joey Essex being crowned King of the Jungle after an Essex based online punter placed a £2,000 bet on him yesterday. The reality star is now 13-8 to win the show, and Steve Davis is next best at 11-2.

“Punters have been hit with jungle fever ahead of this year’s I’m A Celebrity, and the betting suggests that Joey Essex will emerge as this year’s star. However, when faced with plates of animal parts and creepy crawlies, we’re likely to see a very different side to him,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

** First elimination

4/1 David Emanuel, 5/1 Amy Willerton, Laila Morse, 6/1 Annabel Giles, Matthew Wright, 8/1 Lucy Pargeter, 10/1 Rebecca Adlington, 14/1 Alfonso Ribeiro, Vincent Simone, 20/1 Kian Egan, 25/1 Steve Davis, 33/1 Joey Essex

**Most Bushtucker trials

6/4 Joey Essex, 7/1 Matthew Wright, 10/1 Steve Davis, 11/1 Amy Willerton, 12/1 Alfonso Ribeiro, Kian Egan, Lucy Pargeter, Rebecca Adlington, Vincent Simone, 14/1 Annabel Giles, David Emanuel, Laila Morse

**Outright Winner

15-8 Joey Essex, 5-1 Steve Davis, 7-1 Kian Egan, 9-1 Vincent Simone, 10-1 Lucy Pargeter, 10-1 Rebecca Adlington, 10-1 Alfonso Ribeiro, 14-1 Matthew Wright, 20-1 Laila Morse, 33-1 Annabel Giles, 40-1 Amy Willerton, 40-1 David Emanuel


Evens Any contestant to withdraw before being eliminated or winning

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