Winter Love Island Betting – Who Will Win?
January 13, 2020
The first winter episode of reality show Love Island aired last night on ITV2 and over 2.5 million viewers tuned in to enjoy typical Love Island fare, with five female contestants in tiny bikinis and vertiginous heels choosing their partners from a group of rather well muscled fellows, one of whom rates good eyebrows as the important factor he is seeking from his soulmate!
The show’s inventive producers do like to throw a few googlies at the contestants and last night was no different. After the coupling-up was done and dusted, and contestants were enjoying a glass of champers on the lawn, twins Jess and Eve Gale strutted into the Cape Town house and, lo, the apple cart was upset with the news that both of the identical blonde bombshells will now be able to choose who they want to couple up with, leaving the ten other contestants in a state of eager anticipation or trepidation, depending upon their situation.
For not all of the 10 original contestants are happy with their lot, that much is very clear. And this is reflected in the betting odds on offer from bookmakers William Hill. So Nas Majeed and Siannise Fudge are 50/1 to win (poor Nas is too short for Siannise and the West Country beauty has her eye on Ollie Williams), as are the aforesaid Ollie Williams (who fancies Siannise) and Paige Turley (who considers the landowner Ollie way too posh for her liking).
Scaffolder Callum Jones and Shaughna Phillips are favourites to win at this early stage, with odds of 6/1, but coffee-bean entrepreneur Connor Durhman and leggy medical PA Sophie Piper are only a smidge behind with odds of 8/1. Policeman Mike Boateng and customer services adviser Leanne Amaning are 16/1 to win the show, but Leanne appears to be a rather nervous filly and Mike will do well to breach her reserve.
But it’s early, early days and so much will change in forthcoming weeks. New presenter Laura Whitmore did a grand job presenting the first show and she will no doubt be hoping that this new winter version of Love Island proves a runaway success with viewers. Love, hate and active dislike are all emotions we expect to see in forthcoming days and weeks and, true to tell, we look forward to the intrigue, the back-stabbing and inanity of it all. Bring it on!