Celebrity Big Brother: Odds crumble on reality show making its Markle

Celebrity Big Brother returns to screens next month, with odds shortening on it being a Royal affair – of sorts...


Given the Channel 5 show’s ‘eye of the storm’ theme, many are tipping relatives of the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, to appear.

In fact, controversial half-sister Samantha Grant is ODDS-ON (10/11) to be a housemate, while the price has been slashed from 100/1 to 16/1 on Thomas Markle – father to both Meghan and Samantha – also appearing.

And they may not be the only famous relatives appearing, with Ines Knauss, the sister of Melania Trump, just 10/1 to join the CBB house.

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We’re convinced that kidnapped model Chloe Ayling (4/9) will be a contestant, as well as TOWIE’s Bobby Cole Norris (1/9) and Love Island 2017 star Gabby Allen (1/4).

While Ant McPartlin’s ex-wife, Lisa Armstrong, is rated as 33/1 to pitch up in Borehamwood to tell her side of their break-up story.

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The Big Brother franchise is in the last year of its contract with Channel 5, who are reportedly reluctant to renew the deal – Paddy Power make ITV (4/6) the clear favourites to poach the show, with a return to Channel 4 rated at 2/1.

Our spokesman Paddy Power said: “Producers revealed that this series of CBB will have the theme ‘eye of the storm’, and few people fit that brief better than Thomas Markle.

“He’s said that he plans to come to the UK to try and reconcile with Meghan, and to visit one British Royalty – the CBB house. Plus, we know he’ll do anything for cash.

“While the show itself may find its famous eye logo in a storm of its own, as Channel 5 seem keen to drop it. We make it odds-on that CBB goes to ITV, joining the likes of Love Island on its roster.”


1/9 – Bobby Cole Norris
1/4 – Gabby Allen
4/9 – Chloe Ayling
10/11 – Samantha Grant
11/4 – Brendan Cole
10/1 – Ines Knauss
12/1 – Samira Mighty
16/1 – Thomas Markle
16/1 – Caroline Flack
16/1 – Boris Johnson
16/1 – Pamela Anderson
33/1 – Stormy Daniels
33/1 – Lisa Armstrong
33/1 – Danny Dyer
33/1 – Louise Redknapp
66/1 – David Davis
80/1 – Oisin Tymon
100/1 – Tiffany Trump
125/1 – Louis Walsh
225/1 – Simon Le Bon


4/6 – ITV
2/1 – Channel 4
8/1 – Sky
28/1 – Comedy Central
33/1 – DMax

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