Emily Atack has revealed to be an early favourite to win this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.
The Inbetweeners actress entered the jungle on Sunday night and was thrown straight into a terrifying challenge which saw her jump out of a helicopter.
Emily also amused viewers when she shrieked as a leech feasted on her leg as she and her fellow campmates arrived in Snake Rock.
And she proved to be an instant hit thanks to her hilarious reaction to the skydive and the jungle critters and bookies William Hill have placed her odds of being crowned Queen of the Jungle at 11/4.
William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said: “Emily is already one of the biggest names in the history of I’m A Celebrity and she is going to get a load of airtime.”
Other leading contenders in the betting are John Barrowman at 11/2, The Chase’s Anne Hegerty at 7/1 and The Vamps singer James McVey also at 7/1.
Meanwhile, former X Factor star Fleur East is at 8/1, football manager Harry Redknapp at 8/1, DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles at 8/1 and former EastEnders actress Rita Simons at 12/1.
Hollyoaks actor Malique Thompson-Dwyer is placed at 16/1 to win the show while Coronation Street actress Sair Khan is at 25/1.
Sair was the original favourite however is now the 11/4 favourite to be the first famous face eliminated from the jungle.
William Hill have also placed bets on which campmate will be the first to be eliminated from the competition.
Sair is at 11/4 while Rita is placed at 9/2 and Malique at 11/2.
Meanwhile, bookies Coral have placed Emily’s odds of winning the show at 3/1.
A spokesperson said: “It’s early days but punters are already rushing to back Inbetweeners star Emily as quickly as she dived out of that helicopter on tonight’s show.
“She’s now our favourite to go all the way and be crowned Queen of the Jungle.”
Emily, who is rumoured to be earning around £40,000 for the stint Down Under, was voted by the public to face the first Bushtucker trial of the series.
The trial, called viper pit, will see Emily try and collect stars in chambers and holes occupied by snakes.
Some 11 million people tuned in for the first episode – up 700,000 on last year, according to overnight ratings.
I’m A Celebrity continues on ITV on Monday at 9pm.
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