Celebrity Big Brother: Shaun Williamson is tipped for CBB success [Getty]
The star is set to enter the famous house when the new series launches this week.
Celebrity Big Brother is returning to Channel 5 for another star-studded instalment fronted by Emma Willis.
EastEnders star Shaun Williamson was recently confirmed for the line-up, alongside Sarah Harding and Trisha Paytas.
And even though the show hasn’t started, Shaun is already the favourite to win the series.
Celebrity Big Brother: The show is returning to screens on Tuesday, August 1 [Channel 5]
Celebrity Big Brother: Shaun, who played Barry Evans in EastEnders until 2004, is the early favourite to win [WENN]
Bet fair Spokesperson Katie Baylis has revealed that they’re expecting the star’s laid-back personality to be a hit with fans.
She explained: “Shaun ‘Barry from EastEnders’ Williamson is already a firm favourite at 7/2, with many predicting the easy-going actor will get along with most of the housemates and will become a viewers’ favourite.
“Former Hollyoaks actor Paul Danan and Ex on the Beach contestant Jemma Lucy are next in the betting at 13/2, while Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding and American YouTube star Trisha Paytas are at 7/1.”
“Controversial medium Derek Acorah, who is likely to be one of the bigger personalities in the house, is currently the 33/1 outsider, but with the show kicking off tonight, those odds are sure to move around as we see alliances emerge and battle lines drawn up.”
Celebrity Big Brother: Jemma Lucy could also prove a hit with viewers [Channel 5]
Ahead of CBB’S launch, viewers have been given a sneak peek at where all the drama of the show will go down.
Pictures from the house have emerged, allowing fans to have a look at where the celebrities will be living for the next four weeks.
In stark contrast to the Big Brother series which just wrapped last week, the new CBB house looks very luxurious.
The compound boasts a grand staircase for the stars to walk down, as well as two bedrooms – both with double beds.
Celebrity Big Brother: Pictures from the new house have been revealed [C5]
One of the bedrooms features a turquoise theme and french-style beds while the other takes a more shabby-chic route.
Meanwhile, huge white sofas can be seen in the living room, with carpets made to look like wooden floorboards.