Bookmakers have learned never to underestimate Frankie Dettori and British bookmaker Coral is accordingly taking no chances as the jockey prepares to swap the weighing room for the jungle.
As of Nov. 18 Coral have Dettori at 7-1 to be a winner yet again in this year’s U.K. edition of “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” which premiers Sunday.
Coral spokesman David Stevens said: “Frankie currently sits fifth in the betting, so we regard him as a definite contender to be king of the jungle, although of course the betting could change dramatically once we see them all in action.
“In Frankie’s favor is the fact he’s well used to not eating a great deal, so he should cope with any lack of food better than most. But on the flip side, boredom could be his biggest enemy, as a man so used to an active life.”
Dettori is expected to be a late arrival after failing to appear among the first 10 contestants confirmed for the reality show. The competition includes a number of U.K. television stars, a boxer, and a politician.
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Two additional contestants routinely arrive after the series has started. Despite reversing his decision to retire and instead opting to relocate to California to continue his riding career, Dettori continues to be linked with the show.