I'm a Celebrity Betting: Down-to-earth Charles looks the early value over hot favourite Bullard

Jimmy Bullard is a red-hot favourite but a watching brief is advised
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Another batch of stars and celebs is about to enter the jungle for the smash-hit reality show so we asked Claire Taylor for a runner-by-runner guide and best bets...

"Craig Charles is a down-to-earth scouser with an outgoing personality, and I can see him making the final too, and quite possibly being crowned the overall winner."

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Back Craig Charles to Win @ [6.4]

I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here begins on November 16 when 10 celebrities will dive deep into the Australian jungle to begin their fight to be crowned King or Queen of series 14.

If the show is as entertaining as last year we are in for a real treat over these coming weeks.

The early favourite is former Fulham and Hull City footballer Jimmy Bullard - available to back at [3.05] - a popular character off the field, it's easy to see why he is leading the way before he enters the unknown. He has a warm personality, and will prove to be popular with both campmates and the public, and I am sure he will be fearless too.

I can see no reason why Bullard won't make the final, but I don't expect his odds to shorten dramatically during the first few days and would prefer to see how he comes across on screen before taking short odds.

Another likeable celebrity is Craig Charles ([6.4]) - currently playing the character Lloyd Mullaney in popular ITV soap Coronation Street but equally well known for his role in popular 90s sitcom Red Dwarf. He is a down-to-earth scouser with an outgoing personality, and I can see him making the final too, and quite possibly being crowned the overall winner.

Representing the girls first of all we have TV personality and model Melanie Sykes ([8.6]). Melanie will place better than the other girls due to her relaxed and confident northern spirit, I think if she can handle jungle life she may even have a chance of winning too. Following on we have TOWIE'S Gemma Collins ([18.0]), she may well be worth keeping a watchful eye on due to her many followers on Twitter.

Then we have Nadia Forde ([17.5]), who will be unknown to many, her chief claim to fame being a romantic liason with golfer Rory McIlroy, and appearing in FHM. Originating from Dublin, very little is known about her, so her chances of winning are very slim. Unknown young females don't usually do very well, but she could be worth watching for a potential romance.

Moving on, Kendra Wilkinson ([24.0]) also enters the jungle with little chance of winning. Shes a former Playboy model and has her own reality TV show in the states.  Simply put, I do not rate her chances at all as that is not the profile of a winning contestant.

Last up for the girls we have Vicki Michelle ([40.0]), she is an actress from TV sitcom 'Allo 'Allo! and I do not predict her lasting long either.

Rapper Tinchy Stryder ([12.0]) enters the camp as this series' cool character. I would keep an eye on Tinchy as the series takes off, he could potentially achieve a final slot if he plays it cool and calm, which I think he will.

68-year-old newsreader Michael Buerk ([18.5]) also finds his way into the jungle, and the self-confessed snob has recently revealed to the press that he thinks the experience will help him 'take life less seriously'. That is an interesting viewpoint. However, I do not think he can make the final.

Last but not least we have superbike race champion'Foggy' Carl Fogarty ([17.5]). Although he is not so familiar with the limelight, I'll observe Carl during the first few days, and see whether he blends into camp with a strong personality, or is a shy retiring type.


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Back Craig Charles to Win @ [6.4]
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