There are already a hundred and one A to Z listers rumoured to be taking part but since I haven't got forever instead of working my way down that list, I'll give mention to those currently listed as favourites to 'win' CBB 2015. The logic being that in at least some cases this is for good reason. The bookmakers aren't hanging about, with plenty of them already pricing up countless celebrities. It has to be said though, that bookies aren't exactly going to be offering competitive odds at this stage, it's more about making easy money early on from those eager to bet on the competition.
With the US vs UK theme this year it seems likely that a lot of the touted US housemates will be entering the house. One short priced contender right now is David Hasselhoff. The Hoff is very popular here and something of an anglophile himself so it stands to reason that if he goes in, he'll do well. Other potentials from across the pond include Hulk Hogan (WWE wrestler, recently revealed to have made racist comments so might be looking to fix his reputation), Janice Dickinson (again has been in the news due to her claims about Bill Cosby's behaviour towards her) and Austin Armacost (US reality TV show contestant who had a relationship with fashion designer Mark Jacobs). There's definite headline potential with this bunch.
As for the UK, favourite amongst them right now is the irrepressible Christopher Biggins. With a stellar reality TV record already in place, it could be argued that he is something of a 'nations favourite' already, so it's no surprise that his odds are short (7-1) with Coral. He was a close friend to Cilla Black, so whether that could have a bearing on his likelihood of taking part, or his narrative within the house if he does enter, I don't know. Other than Biggins, it's not the most inspiring bunch of Brits rumoured thus far. Bobby Davro, Duncan James, Eamonn Holmes and so on. Controversial 'Selfie Queen' and wife of politician Simon Danczuk, Karen Danczuk is in the running though. She could be entertaining!
The potential UK vs US aspect is certainly intriguing. I'll go into more detail, odds and bet wise, once we actually know who's entering the house.