Irish national treasures Jedward are the odds-on favourites (4/7) to win Celebrity Big Brother, after Paddy Power reported taking a succession of big bets on the brothers over the course of this week.

They’re streets ahead of their housemates, with James Cosmo closest at a vastly distant 5/1.

Though the favourites title has alternated throughout the show, Jedward have emerged as the clear favourites since the weekend, with punters putting thousands on the singers to win.

Spokesman Paddy Power said: “Jedward winning Celebrity Big Brother would surely be enough make their hair stand on end.

“Then again, this is a pop act that has had three number one singles in Ireland, and represented the nation at Eurovision, all without being able to sing. And, no, incredibly, neither of those statements is a joke – which is why it really wouldn’t surprise me if they won CBB, despite being massive pains in the backside.”

To win CBB 2017

5/6         Jedward
7/2         James Cosmo
5/1         Kim Woodburn
6/1         Coleen Nolan
25/1       Bianca Gascoigne
33/1       Nicola McLean