Gareth Thomas and Frankie Cocozza new CBB favourites

Gareth Thomas and Frankie Cocozza new CBB favourites
Updated on Thursday 19 January 2012 by @TVNewsroom

Long term favourite and former Eastender’s star Natalie Cassidy has been knocked off her perch as favourite for the Celebrity Big Brother crown, by two of her male rivals, former Wales’ rugby star Gareth Thomas and last year’s X Factor bad boy Frankie Cocozza.

Leading online betting comparison site Oddschecker.com have looked at prices across 23 bookmakers to reveal that Welshman Thomas has come in from 7/1 before the doors to the house opened, to a best priced 3/1 with Victor Chandler and Bluesquare. Cocozza has joined him at that price, having been as long as 12/1 just two weeks ago.

It is not clear what has caused the sudden change in the market with Natalie Cassidy now only third favourite having led the contenders since the start when she was as short as 2/1 to take the series title.

Cocozza hit the headlines in 2011 for a series of troublesome acts during the X Factor finals, which eventually saw him leave the show. However that doesn’t appear to have dented his popularity with the public.

Another live eviction takes place this Friday and glamour model Nicola McLean is clear favourite to be voted out at 8/11 on with William Hill and Bet365.

All housemates except Gareth are up for the chop in this Friday’s double eviction..