I’m A Celeb 2014 doesn’t start till Sunday, but that hasn’t stopped the public picking a favourite to win the reality show, as former footballer Jimmy Bullard is already being touted as the new King of the Jungle.
While this year’s line-up does have some familiar faces in it, including TV presenter Melanie Sykes and rapper Tynchy Stryder, the 36 year-old is fast becoming one of the most talked about contestants – some are even saying he’s already won the show.
It seems that Jimmy is actually ridiculously popular with the public, and Twitter is full of his fans!
While most of us who are less familiar with football hadn’t even heard of him before Monday, it actually turns out that Jimmy has quite a following – and his fans have been tweeting up a right storm since he was confirmed.
In fact, they’re convinced he’s going to win the show.
No matter how brill Jimmy might be, we’re not sure we’d be brave enough to place that bet.
Other fans that are slightly less frivolous with their cash are still “buzzing” that Jimmy will be landing in the Aussie jungle though.
With one Twitter user actually proclaiming: “He’s won it before it’s even begun.”
But with life being a game of two halves (see what we did there?) not everyone is going to love you, no matter how popular you are.
And, it turns out Jimmy isn’t everyone’s cup of tea…
Indeed, before Jimmy came along it looked like Mel and TOWIE’s Gemma Collins would be fighting it out for the crown of the jungle.
FYI we still think that would be one Hell of a rumble in the jungle.
However, even Paddy Power is going with public opinion when it comes to giving odds on who will win this year’s show, as the bookmaker has picked Jimmy as their current favourite with odds of 7/4.
There’s always huge speculation when it comes to picking who will win the contest, and we’ve all learnt that the jungle leaderboard can turn itself upside-down before you’ve even had a chance to say: “Bushtucker!”
So, we’ll just have to see if this particular Tarzan can actually hold his own against the Jungle Janes when it comes to the popularity contest.
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