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Our Celebrity Big Brother 3 Betting Activity from 2005

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Here's how well we did with our bets during Celebrity Big Brother 3

In the bets detailed below we made over £300 during the 18-day run of the series. Not bad given that it was an unpredictable series in many respects, but the bookies had it sussed mostly and the odds were low throughout. If you opted to have a flutter during this special version of Big Brother, we hope that you came-up trumps.

Overall Result: won £362, lost £30, making for a Total Net Profit during Celebrity Big Brother 3 of £332.


Sunday 23rd January 2005 (Day 18)
On the last day of the series our Poll indicated that Bez was just about in the lead, although frankly we didn't really believe it. However, the bookies were offering amazing odds on him winning at that late stage of the game. So, because we couldn't really afford to back Kenzie (due to his very low odds), we decided to have a punt on Bez winning Celebrity Big Brother 3. Staking £40 at odds of 6/1, we returned £280 when he pipped Kenzie to victory at the Finale later that day. This just goes to show that the bookies sometimes get it wrong, because they evidently thought that Kenzie was the likely winner.  Result: £240 profit.

Saturday 15th January 2005 (Day 10)
On the day after Jackie Stallone got the boot, we decided to have a speculative bet on who might be up for eviction and subsequently get thrown-out on the Monday. Generally, this is the time when the bookies offer the best odds i.e. before the nominations have even taken place. With decent odds of 16/1, we staked £10 on Bez for a potential return of £170. However, we also staked £100 on the favourite-to-go John McCririck at the low odds of 4/5, for a potential return of £180 (£4 profit for every £5 staked, plus our stake back). If neither one had gone we would have lost £110, but overall we couldn't lose once the nominees had been announced. As it was, we lost our stake on Bez but made £80 profit from John's demise. We were hoping that Bez would go really, just because the potential profit was much higher, but we still made a good few 'quid so it turned-out okay.  Result £80 profit + £10 loss = net profit of £70.

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Thursday 13th January 2005 (Day 8)
After the nominees had been announced just a day before the 1st Eviction, we decided to back Jackie Stallone to be the one to go, staking £250 on her at odds of 1/6. They were quite low odds, and to some people that would be too much of a risk for too little reward. However, we'd gauged public opinion well and returned £292 when Jackie was kicked-out with a 67% majority.  Result: £42 profit.

Friday 7th January 2005 (Day 2)
We took to Germaine Greer straight away, and at the time believed she could go all the way and win the series. So, we staked £20 on her to win at odds of 7/1, for a potential return of £160. However, mirroring Johnny Lydon's walk-out during 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here', when he probably would have won the series if he'd stayed, Germaine decided to quit on Day 6, meaning we lost our stake.  Result: £20 loss.

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