WILLIAM Hill have made Frankie Bridge and Chester's Louise Minchin favourite to be Queen of the jungle in the forthcoming series of I'm a Celebrity.

The bookies made The Saturday's singer 7-2 favourite to be crowned Queen of the jungle when I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! returns to our screens.

Former BBC Breakfast host Louise Minchin is second favourite at 5-1.

In is only two months since Louise, of Chester, left the BBC Breakfast show.

Then, she she said she not regret her "huge decision" and admits to looking forward to no longer being awoken by her early morning alarm as well as enjoying "long swims" and getting back into running.

Asked if she had made the right decision, Louise said: "I'm absolutely 100%, I know it's the right thing for me to do. Of course there are a huge amount of nerves. I'm having the most extraordinarily vivid anxiety dreams which are keeping me awake."

The 52-year-old first appeared on the broadcaster’s flagship morning show in 2001 and moved with its red sofa to Media City in Salford as a lead presenter in 2012.

This year’s series will once again take place at Gwrych Castle, Abergele, hosted by Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly, with coronavirus restrictions preventing the show being filmed in its usual location; the Gold Coast, in Australia.

The celebrities expected to take part will now gather in Abergele, or the Welsh jungle, with the campfire set to be lit on November 21. Soap royalty, football legends, musicians and Olympians are set to do battle in the hit ITV series.

And it promises to be popular with soap legends Simon Gregson, aka Coronation Street’s Steve McDonald, going up against EastEnders’ longest-serving actor Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale), as the king of the cobbles takes on the Walford legend.

The Wythenshawe-born 47-year-old, who played hapless Steve McDonald on the ITV soap for a whopping 32 years, had reportedly knocked back the show’s advances on numerous occasions. However the timing now appears more suitable, with the Weatherfield staple installed as 9-1 chance by William Hill.

EastEnders’ Ian Beale icon Woodyatt, 53, was reported to be the producers’ main target this year and has spent his time away from E20 starring in a theatre production of Peter James’ Looking Good Dead. He recently confirmed his extended break from the show would last until the new year.

Woodyatt, Albert Square’s longest serving cast member with over 3,000 episodes under his belt, is priced at 8-1 by William Hill.

Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips, 78, has choreographed a number of West End and Broadway musicals, and in waltzing her way into the castle becomes the show’s oldest ever contestant - beating 2018’s king of the jungle, Harry Redknapp (77) - at 20-1.

Good Morning Britain host Richard Madeley is a huge coup for the hit ITV show. The 65-year-old TV presenter’s wife Judy Finnigan has often teased whether he would do the show, and son-in-law James Haskell competed in 2019. Fans of the presenter have been desperate to see him do the Bushtucker trials and now they can back their man at 12-1.

Former BBC Breakfast host Louise Minchin is 5-1 second favourite after swapping the famous red sofa for the castle, after more than 20 years on the BBC’s flagship breakfast news programme. Long-time co-anchor Dan Walker is currently competing on Strictly Come Dancing.

But top of the pile and favourite to be crowned Queen of the jungle is The Saturday’s star Bridge, who will follow in the footsteps of husband Wayne, who finished fifth in 2016. The singer-turned-tv-star, a regular on Loose Women, is a 7-2 shot.

Tom Daley’s diving partner and Olympian Matty Lee, 27, shot to fame when winning gold in the synchronised diving at this summer’s Tokyo Games and is 10-1, while Shahid Khan (DJ Naughty Boy), who had originally planned to take part last year but was replaced by eventual runner-up Jordan North, is 12-1.

Eltham-born Radio 1 Extra host Snoochie Shy - real name Cheyenne Davide - is 12-1, Emmerdale star Danny Miller, aka Aaron Dingle, is 6-1, Frenchman and former Newcastle, Tottenham and Aston Villa flair footballer David Ginola is 8-1, and decorated para-sport athlete and Celebrity Masterchef champion Kadeena Cox, 30, is 16-1.

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I'm a Celeb odds:

  • Frankie Bridge 7-2
  • Louise Minchin 5-1
  • Danny Miller 6-1
  • Adam Woodyatt 8-1
  • David Ginola 8-1
  • Simon Gregson 9-1
  • Matty Lee 10-1
  • Richard Madeley 12-1
  • Naughty Boy 12-1
  • Snoochie Shy 12-1
  • Kadeena Cox 16-1
  • Arlene Phillips 20-1