I’m A Celeb 2020: Carole Baskin and Paul Mescal tipped for jungle line-up

Is the tiger queen set for the jungle?


The Queen of tigers, Carole Baskin, and the King of, erm, wearing chains, Paul Mescal, have been tipped for this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity.

Our traders have listed the stars of lockdown television hits Tiger King and Normal People as two of the most likely campmates this year, with Baskin rated an odds-on shot, while Mescal’s around 4/1.

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In fact, we’re confident that ITV will break the bank for Baskin, making it also odds-on that she will be the highest-paid contestant ever.

And, if she does enter, there’s a 90% chance according to our number-crunchers of her wearing leopard print on her entrance to the jungle.

Also in the running for this year’s show is fitness YouTuber Joe Wicks at 10/1, the same price as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? scammer Charles Ingram.


The most likely celebrity of all to enter is Ricky Hatton (1/4) followed by Mark Ian Hoyle (LadBaby) (3/10) and Paul Merson (1/3)

Our own tiger king Paddy Power said: “Aside from the faces of whoever we’ve been in lockdown with, Carole Baskin and Paul Mescal have been two of the most recognisable from the last few months thanks to the popularity of their telly shows.

“Naturally, this means they’d be a perfect fit for I’m A Celeb, with the Tiger Queen herself tipped to make it an incredibly lucrative venture and any potential sighting of Connell’s chain is alright by me.”


1/4        Ricky Hatton
3/10     LadBaby
1/3        Paul Merson
4/9        Carole Baskin
11/4     AJ Pritchard
4/1        Paul Mescal
4/1        Alan Halsall
5/1        Karl Phillips (Bootlegger)
5/1        Wes Nelson
8/1        Conor McGregor
8/1        Maura Higgins
10/1     Joe Wicks
10/1     Charles Ingram
14/1     Jodie Comer

*All odds correct at the time of posting

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