Circus performer Victor Arata is the favourite to win Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack, according to Ladbrokes.

Victor is 3/1 favourite to win Big Brother’s latest spin-off show, which launches on Thursday night on Channel 4 and digital channel E4.

And the 19-year old’s younger sister Emilia is a 10/1 chance to land the winning £50,000 jackpot.

Ladbrokes spokesman, Nick Weinberg, said: “The BB house usually ends up becoming a circus – so it makes sense to have a professional at the top of the betting.”

Latoya Satnarine is the 14/1 outsider.

Celebrity Big Brother has been put on hold following last year’s Jade Goody race-row debacle.

Instead, Celebrity Hijack will feature a group of famous faces taking on the role of Big Brother and setting tasks for the housemates.

Little Britain’s Matt Lucas will be the first star to take control of proceedings.

The rest of the series will feature Jimmy Carr, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Keith Lemon, Malcolm McLaren, Joan Rivers, Brian Sewell and Ian Wright.

Click here to see all the Celebrity Hijack housemates