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Dappy’s odds slashed for CBB win after huge bet placed

| 22.01.2014

The odds on N-Dubz rapper Dappy being crowned winner of Celebrity Big Brother have tumbled after a huge bet was placed in the star’s hometown of London.

One Ladbrokes punter has staked £1,500 on a win for the No Regrets singer, forcing the bookmaker to cut his price from 5/1 to just 7/2 to win the reality TV show.

Comedian Jim Davidson remains the favourite, however, moving from 7/4 to 6/5 overnight after housemate Linda Nolan’s blind hatred of the former Big Break host was witnessed by others inside the house.

Luisa Zissman, Casey Batchelor, Lee Ryan and Dappy spent the evening in a hidden pub as part of the latest CBB challenge and were treated to live screenings of the action from inside the main house.

The footage, which showed Nolan scowling in Davidson’s direction and sighing at his every word, prompted Zissman – who has been the singer’s closest ally so far – to view things in a different light.

Explaining to the others that while she likes Linda and loathes Jim she can see that the former is coming off as a bitter and moaning woman, while the latter is shown to be funny and “more entertaining”.

Such is Jim’s popularity, he is now seen as the 20/1 rank outsider to leave the house in the next live eviction, leaving off-the-wall journalist Liz Jones and Towie’s Sam Faiers to fight it out.

Jones is the favourite to get the axe at 3/10, but Faiers, who has been fairly dull of late, could prove the shock choice at 12/5.

The blossoming bromance between Davidson and Dappy could ensure that both men make it to the live final, but Ladbrokes’ Jessica Bridge expects the older man to emerge victorious.

“We think this punter’s Dappy to place that much money on the N-Dubz star. Jim’s still the clear favourite so it’s hard to see Dappy causing an upset,” she said.

All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.