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Our Celebrity Big Brother 7 Betting Activity from 2009

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Here's how well we did with our bets during Celebrity Big Brother 7

In the bets detailed below we made over £500 during the month-long series, which is not bad given that we only placed five bets, all of them winners. It was an unpredictable series in respect of the potential Winner though, and no-one would have believed you if you'd said that Alex Reid was going to win just a week before the end.

We hope you did okay too if you joined us and had a little bet during Celebrity Big Brother 7. If you didn't, you know what to do during Big Brother 11 this summer!

Overall Result: won £509, lost nil, making for a Total Net Profit during Celebrity Big Brother 7 of £509.

Friday 29th January 2010 (Day 27)
We'd considered backing Vinnie Jones earlier in the series, but by the time we seriously thought about it, his popularity was on the wane. So, we held-off until the last day of the series, when we put £400 on Alex Reid to win at the odds of 4/11. We went for the bet because he was top of the Polls by miles, but we weren't massively confident because it seem like such an unlikely outcome. Indeed, normally, we would have staked quite a lot more cash at that stage and at those (low) odds, but given that Alex wasn't even in the running just a week before the Finale, we didn't want to risk placing a substantial bet. Anyway, we made nearly £150 profit when Alex was crowned the Winner later that day, beating Runner-up Dane Bowers by over 17% in the public vote.  Result: £145 profit.

Wednesday 27th January 2010 (Day 25)
Fans were voting for a Winner, and on the Monday we thought about backing Ivana Trump to be first to go at the last Double Eviction of the series, feeling that she would probably have the least support in a 'positive' public vote. However we held-off placing a bet, but because her odds hadn't gone down any further by the day of the eviction, we decided to stake £300 on her at the low odds of 1/3. Our bet came good when Ivana became the 6th Evictee, leaving with just 5.74% (to win) and netting us a profit of £100 (plus our stake back).  Result £100 profit.

Wednesday 20th January 2010 (Day 18)
It was another Double Eviction, but this time around we didn't feel confident enough to guess which pair would go. However, it seemed obvious that God-botherer Stephen Baldwin would be first on the public's hit list, so we staked £400 on him to become the 4th Evictee at the low odds of 2/7 (£2 profit for every £7 staked). This won us a profit of £114 when he was first to go on the Friday night, having received 50% in the three-way vote.  Result £114 profit.

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Sunday 17th January 2010 (Day 15)
We had announced the nominees the day before in our news section, and in the article we predicted that Lady Sovereign would probably get evicted with about 60%. So, we put our money where our mouth is and backed her to go next with a £200 bet. The odds were a really low 1/4 though, so bookies were already on to the probability of her demise, but nevertheless we made £50 when Sov left after having received nearly 70% in the public vote.  Result: £50 profit.

Wednesday 13th January 2010 (Day 11)
The three nominees had been announced at the weekend, and by the Wednesday afternoon it seemed obvious that Katia Ivanova would definitely go and that Heidi Fleiss would probably join her. So, we placed a bet on that duo in the Double Eviction market with Paddy Power, staking £200 at low'ish odds of 1/2. This won us a profit of £100 (plus our stake back) when that pair went, although the bet very nearly went wrong because Sov was just 1% away from replacing Heidi. Phew!  Result: £100 profit.

Now you've seen how we made money betting on Big Brother, why not place a small bet on Big Brother 11 yourself?