Ryan now favourite to win Celebrity Big Brother following the controversy with Roxanne Pallett.

“After ‘punchgate’ – the public are really getting behind Ryan, they feel for him and he has now been backed into 1/10,” – OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton.

Former Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas is now the odds-on favourite to win Celebrity Big Brother following the controversy with Roxanne Pallet and her unfounded ‘punching’ accusations.

After what looked like, and what Thomas called, a play-fight the ex-Emmerdale performer Roxanne Pallet accused the actor, who played Jason Grimshaw in the ITV Granada serial Coronation Street, of attacking her.

During the last eviction on Friday which saw Ben Jardine leave, the public made their feelings known with the clear chanting of ‘get Roxanne out’ as they took a disliking to her accusations having seen the footage – which the CBB house had not – of Ryan hardly touching Roxanne if at all. Pallet subsequently realising there was footage of the incident quit the house in a move welcomed by Thomas and one which brought him to tears, and now the public is getting behind him.

Hollywood star and former Cheers sitcom actress Kirstie Alley had taken over favouritism to win the Channel 5 show but now Thomas – who had been favourite – is now firmly at the head of the betting. Pallett being unpopular in the industry is a little-hidden fact, in 2008 ATV Today’s weekly weekend news roundup was often known to note displeasure at the ‘personality’. Since the scenes in the CBB house, endless names have come out to share their previous encounters and distaste for her. These range from a host well-known actors to a former classmate who accused her of bullying.

During last night’s live show, as the housemates were enjoying a party, host Emma Willis informed them that there was going to be a surprise eviction – 24-hours earlier than they were expecting. Up for eviction were Hardeep and Jermaine, with the latter bidding farewell to the programme.

“Kirstie Alley had been proving popular, but now it is hard to see past Ryan – but it is almost certainly a two-horse race between the Hollywood star or the former Coronation Street leading man.”  – OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton.

Celebrity Big Brother Winner odds by OddsMonkey:

Ryan Thomas 1/10
Kirstie Alley 7/2
Dan Osborne 22/1
Hardeep Singh Kohli 33/1
Nick Leeson 33/1
Gabby Allen 50/1
Sally Morgan 50/1

Roxanne Pallett has appeared on The Jeremy Vine Show and CBB to explain her inexcusable accusations.

Viewers say they’re unimpressed, nor fooled by Pallett’s recent TV interviews.

Channel 5 aired two interviews with Pallett yesterday, one with Jeremy Vine.

The other with Emma Wills on a live Celebrity Big Brother. However Pallett’s interview was pre-recorded to avoid a studio audience.
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