Despite being one of the most hated housemates of all time, Kim Woodburn has become the shock new favourite to win Celebrity Big Brother with bookmaker Paddy Power.

The Irish bookie has dramatically slashed the odds on the How Clean Is Your House star winning after a series of sizeable bets.

The price on Kim winning has crashed in from 40/1 to 9/4 in recent days – overtaking previous favourite James Cosmo (10/3) – even though she’s been at the centre of multiple blazing arguments in the house.

Spokesman Paddy Power said: ‘Despite a series of Flash points, Kim could be dusting herself down and hoovering up all the winnings next week. She’s been wiping the floor with her rivals in their arguments, and she’s doing the same in our betting.’

To win CBB 2017

9/4         Kim Woodburn
10/3       James Cosmo
4/1         Speidi
13/2       Jedward
7/1         Coleen Nolan
12/1       Calum Best

Tonight’s eviction

1/2         Jessica Cunningham
6/4         Bianca Gascoigne
20/1       Jedward
25/1       Speidi
33/1       Kim Woodburn