Celebrity Big Brother – Kirstie Alley looks great bet

Roy The Boy looks at Celebrity Big Brother 2018 and he has bets

Here’s the runners (and riders) in this year’s popular Channel 5 TV show 

Kirsty Alley

As an actress Alley played the fit vet in the Grand National/Aldaniti tribute film ‘Champions’ (her best role for me).  Most recently known, stateside, for her role in ‘Cheers’ and ‘fly on the wall’ documentaries about her battle with weight problems.

Showed herself to have a fantastic personality there with an ability to laugh at herself.  But no American woman has ever gone close to winning Celebrity Big Brother which puts a dampener on the enthusiasm.

Ryan Thomas

Only known as a Coronation Street actor and starts as favourite on the back of his profile amongst the UK viewing audience.  Around 12 million people tuned-in to the soap opera when he stared in the show.  Yet to show he has a personality though and looks massively under-priced in a big field.

Jermaine Pennant

Former footballer with a penchant for drink-driving.  An unknown quantity who described himself as “funny” during his arrival at the Big Brother house.  Let’s hope he is right as no sportsman has ever won this prize.

Chloe Ayling

Not the best looking model and an all-round unknown.  Made the headline for a few days a year ago after being kidnapped in Italy.  Best hope is a distinct lack of IQ meaning she could thrive on a Jade Goody type sympathy if/when asking questions such as “does homogenised milk come from a gay cow?”

Rodrigo Alves 

100+ surgeries have left the Brazilian looking like a semi-melted wax candle.  But the small-time American TV personality, who proclaims himself to be ‘asexual’, could struggle to find an appreciative audience.

Dan Osbourne

The Only Way is Essex actor has made lots of news headlines down the years albeit it has all been negative press.  He needs to show he has personality to match his looks.  If he does, could be a serious runner.

Gabby Allen

A 2017 Love Island contestant with a Liverpudlian accent – which is a vote winner.  Difficult to know what to expect but cannot rule out given the success of contestants from TV shows of a similar genre.

Hardeep Singh Kohli

Describes himself as a comedian, chef and writer (it all checks out). The former ‘One Show’ reporter wears a turban and arrived dressed in a kilt.  The ‘comedian’ tag is a huge plus and massively enhances any contestant’s chances.  Most definitely a contender to take seriously.

Ben Jardine

Showed himself to be a first class tool in ‘Married at First Sight’.  Has no personality despite being so desperate to display one – hence his overt dress sense – and I’m predicting an early exit.  This guy is irksome, but I’m sure his mum loves him.

Roxanne Pallett 

Seemed like a fun girl on entering the CBB house but may have been over dramatic acting for the cameras. Best known for her role in Emmerdale and, as previously stated, soap opera stars do not fare well in this show.  Northern accent is a bonus, and has previous success in Celebrity Stars in their Eyes, Soapstar Superstar and Dancing on Ice.  The jury is out.

Sally Morgan

Author and psychic.  Looks amazing for her age (soon to be 67) but there’s little form to go on.  Best watch a few episodes to get an idea about her character before investing your hard-earned.

Natalie Nunn

American reality TV personality with an extremely big mouth and back end (bus like).  The form book is littered with similar candidates that were sent home early – has no chance!

Nick Leeson

When I learned the original Rogue Trader was going to be in CBB I sent him a text explaining you need to be funny, gay or from Essex to have the best chance of winning this show.  He replied, in agreement, that he has no chance!

In conclusion…

Kirsty Alley would be my clear-cut favourite if it were not for her American passport but 14/1 (William Hill) is an amazing price and she must be backed at double-digits as must Hardeep Singh Kohli.  Born in London he is of Indian/Sikh heritage and that background did Shilpa Shetty no harm back in 2007. Comedians have fared so well in this competition and Hardeep Singh Kohli is the only obvious ‘funny man’ in the field.  Have some of Ladbrokes 33’s.

Chloe Ayling could find herself on the losing side of a love-triangle and/or be pitied for her lack of worldly knowledge – it’s an angle anyway and she’s another to play at a big price (20/1 Paddy Power).