Teenage rapper Kenzie looked set for victory in the grand final of Celebrity Big Brother tonight as bookies shortened the odds on him winning even further.
Ladbrokes priced the Blazin’ Squad star at 1/10 from 2/9, after challenges from Happy Mondays dancer Bez and Sylvester Stallone’s ex-wife Brigitte Nielson failed to take off.
With both their odds drifting, spokesman Warren Lush said Kenzie had captured the hearts of viewers.
“He sat back and laughed when other housemates argued and showed a maturity that won him fans outside the core youth vote,” Mr Lush said.
“A turning point was when he dressed as an egg – he may have been worried that he’d lost his street cred but that alone won him thousands more fans.”
Bez is now at 5/1 from 3/1, while Brigitte’s odds have slipped from 14/1 to 20/1.
Meanwhile with just hours to go in the house, the celebrities were getting intimate.
Following a saucy late night discussion in the bedroom where Kenzie and Bez confessed to being seriously sexually frustrated, the housemates were set a massage task for their final day.
After the two boys expressed concern that they might have to touch each other, the group got down to business, sealing their fate by picking cards from two packs naming body parts and housemates.
Feisty Brigitte ended up giving Kenzie a full body massage and turning her attention to Bez as well, even though the crazy dancer was not prepared to give Kenzie’s “heads, hands and feet” any kneading.
The baby of the house picked out Brigitte for a shoulder massage.
Later the housemates were rewarded with a luxury hamper, despite only partially completing the task.
Ladbrokes offered even money for Blazin’ Squad to split by the end of the year, saying there were fears for the future band with heartthrob Kenzie so popular.
“We think he’s likely to branch out on his own and make it a 6/1 chance that he scores a number one,” Mr Lush added.
The bookmaker also reiterated that it had seen no unusual betting patterns during the series.
William Hill closed its book on the Channel 4 show yesterday claiming “sensitive information” was being leaked to punters – a suggestion dismissed by Big Brother.
“If anything, the fact that a big gamble failed on Bez to go when he was up against John McCririck shows that insiders haven’t been trying to pull the wool over our eyes,” Mr Lush said.
Ladbrokes also offered odds on a number of Celebrity Big Brother specials to happen by the end of the year.
Bez is 10/1 to be the face of Government’s “Just Say No” posters, while Diet Coke fanatic John McCririck is at 3/1 to appear in an advert for the fizzy drink.
The racing pundit is 1000/1 to replace Eric Bana as Hulk in the next movie, but a more reasonable 10/1 to appear in a Blazin’ Squad video.
The bookmaker offered 10/1 on Bez having a number one single in the UK, and 12/1 on him starring in next series of Strictly Come Dancing.