It appears comedian Andrew Maxwell may have got on the public’s nerves as much as his camp-mates’, as he’s the bookmakers’ favourite to be the first contestant voted off by the public in this year’s series.
Maxwell has comfortably been involved in more arguments than anyone else this year, with his behaviour coming across as a little strange at times, albeit entertaining.
At 11/8 to be the first eliminated, Maxwell is narrowly ahead of radio DJ Adele Roberts, who is 6/4.
It’s not been revealed yet when the first elimination will be, but it’s usually the Thursday or Friday of the second week.
And it certainly appears it’ll be a two-horse race between Maxwell and Roberts; the next favourite, former Eastenders actor Cliff Parisi, is a long way back at 8/1.
Maxwell’s rather amusing Australian accent throughout last night’s broadcast Bushtucker Trial, in which he managed to successfully untie and claim ten out of twelve stars which had been placed nearby various animals, doesn’t appear to have improved his chances of staying any longer.
He certainly didn’t help himself with the public or his camp-mates by choosing to take a nap instead of fulfilling his designated duty of washing dishes alongside reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner.
Former football Ian Wright, who had a blazing row with Maxwell earlier in the week, was visibly incensed by Maxwell’s decision.
“It’s amazing, some people are just not cut out for success.
“Don’t go and rest [after the trial], just kick on and do your job,” Wright groaned.
Radio presenter Roman Kemp admitted it was “a bit annoying,” while singer Myles Stephenson sarcastically joked that he was going to have a nap at 8pm instead of cooking.
In tonight’s episode, we’ll see a new camp leader appointed – as voted for by the public – to replace former rugby player James Haskell (about time!), with Haskell and Wright chained together in darkness in a Bushtucker Trial.