Reality TV zealots haven’t slept in weeks as, giddy to the point of spontaneous combustion, they await the unveiling of the I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here 2014 line up.
Always keen to fuel mass hysteria, the odds gurus at bwin HQ have priced up a book on this year’s winner.
The official roster of A-Z listers who’ll be dumped into the Australian jungle to sleep under the stars and feast on various creepy crawlies is yet to be announced, so prospective punters must bet with caution here.
But there’s plenty of fascinating names in the market titillating the wildest fantasies of the show’s fans.
Imagine how 40/1 shot Roy Keane would fare bobbing for stars in snapping turtle-infested water; picture the panic on Tulisa Contostavlos’ boat race when she was buried alive in a rat-filled casket?
Hours of fun.
The news.bwin.com/en/ pensmiths aren’t exempt from the charms of this exercise and have compiled the line up we want to see tackling everything the wilderness has to offer this winter.
Hulk Hogan – 33/1
For a camp to prosper in the wild, an enforcer is required and it’s difficult to envisage *insert TOWIE cast member yet to feature on the show here* risking the wrath of Hulkamania having not given their all on a Bushtucker Trial.
Trisha Goddard – 40/1
When the Hulkster has leg-dropped some soap star into oblivion, a peacemaker will be needed.
Solving problems before Jeremy Kyle was getting his teddy bears to settle their differences, the queen of crisis aversion is the woman for the job.
Andy Gray – 25/1
Without sidekick Richard Keys, it’s tough to gauge just how effective the disgraced broadcaster’s ‘banter’ would be, but he’d surely jump at the chance to get back on the telly.
Nicola Adams – 15/2
Harder than a motel mattress and a thoroughly lovely lady, the Olympic gold medal-winning boxer would be a worthy monarch of the mangrove.
David Moyes – 33/1
If you can motivate a tearful Pat Sharp to fetch the evening meal from the bottom of a snake pit, you can pretty much do anything.
With a reputation Moyesie spent over ten years carefully harvesting tarnished almost beyond repair following a disastrous few months at Manchester United, the challenges of the jungle could prove the perfect career resurrection tonic.