Does Shilpa Have The Game Sewn-up?
So, we're moving into the last week of the series and this
time last week it was anybody's game. However, we wonder if
Shilpa has things all sewn-up now?
She is the favourite to win Celebrity Big Brother 5 by a
mile, and all the bullying from Jade, Danielle and Jo has
only increased her chances. But would it be justified if the
Bollywood beauty won?
Well, people were worried early-on last year (BB7) that eventual
Winner Pete would get the sympathy vote just because he had
Tourettes; the 'Awww factor' if you like. In the end, however,
he won because he was the best character.
Thinking about Shilpa, you have to wonder if she'll get that
same sympathy vote due to all the bullying. Or, perhaps Brits
will feel that she must win now in an effort to undo the damage
done to our nation's reputation.
But that's rather unfair to Shilpa, someone who's demonstrated
remarkable qualities in the face of a veritable torrent of
bullying, disdain and downright ignorance from Jade, Jackiey
and others. Qualities such as dignity, integrity, resilience
and compassion (would Jade have cried for Shilpa if she'd
been evicted last Friday?)
Then you have Shilpa's beauty, intelligence, class, sense
of fun and relative humility (given what she's used to) to
take into account, and you have to wonder if anyone else could
Okay, so she's lost her rag, she's sworn, she's flirted,
but what people have to remember is that just because Shilpa
comes from a different culture to ours, it doesn't mean she's
Here at BBO, we're not massive Shilpa fans, that's to say
that we're not pro-Shilpa and nothing else – we also
like Dirk, Jermaine and Ian as BB characters. However, it's
hard not to admire Shilpa's traditionally British qualities
of stiff upper lip and determination to 'trudge on through'
We might be going full circle in our argument here, but Brits
always tend to support the underdog, and despite everything
Shilpa has going for her, she has arguably been forced into
that role in the BB House.
Therefore, we think it will be hard for anyone to beat the
31-year-old beauty now, even if she hasn't been the most entertaining
housemate of the series.
At today's odds, if you staked £50 on the 'Outright
Winner' of the show and were successful, you'd get a profit
of: Shilpa - £22, Jermaine - £250, Dirk - £500,
Ian - £550, Cleo - £700, plus your stake back
at the current odds of 4/9, 5/1, 10/1, 11/1 and 14/1 respectively.
So, as you can see, you'd really need to stake over £50
on Shilpa to make it worthwhile. However, even a £25
bet on any of the others would get you over £100 profit,
so it could be worth the risk? This is especially-so because
you can also get a Free £25 Bet for your troubles (providing
you stake at least £25).
To get your Free £25 Bet from Blue Square and check
the latest odds at the same time, click
here and head for the Specials section at the top. You
can also get a Free £10 Bet from Paddy Power by clicking
The latter company also offers the 'Next Eviction' market,
plus many other BB markets.
Don't forget, you can always come and discuss the likelihood
of Shilpa winning in our Discussion
Forum, or just read what everyone has to say.
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