Commons speaker John Bercow tipped for I'm A Celebrity

John Bercow has been hotly tipped to appear on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 11:34 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 12:34 pm
John Bercow

The Commons Speaker has announced he will step down from his role when the current Parliament comes to an end.

Mr Bercow has been given short odds to head to the jungle for I'm A Celebrity following his announcement.

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John Bercow

Coral bookmakers have offered odds as short as 4/5 for the outgoing Speaker to try and claim the jungle crown.

John Hill of Coral said: "John Bercow will be looking for a new challenge once he departs his role as the Speaker of the House of Commons and our betting suggests that could come in the jungle on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here."

While Mr Bercow moves on to a new challenge, Coral has also offered the latest odds on the next Commons Speaker, with a Labour replacement touted.

Mr Hill added: "Sir Lindsay Hoyle is the odds-on favourite to replace Bercow in the House of Commons, with Harriet Harman and Rosie Winterton both also prominent in the betting."

Ms Harman, who was a prominent Remain campaigner in the EU referendum, said she would be able stand back from political issues if she became Speaker.

She had been previously suggested by some campaigners against a no-deal Brexit as head of an interim cross-party Government if Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced from power in the coming weeks.