Channel 4 has denied that Big Brother housemates Ziggy and Chanelle have had sex in the house – even though bookmakers have paid out.
The lovebirds reportedly did the deed in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Ladbrokes and Paddy Power announced on Thursday they have paid out £70,000 between them to punters who predicted a ‘Big Brother bonk’.
But a show spokeswoman said: “It hasn’t happened. We have looked at the footage in question and it certainly does not look like they were having sex.”
They would not be the first couple to have sex on the show – Michelle Bass and Stuart Wilson did it under a table on Big Brother 5.
Former boy band hunk Ziggy and Posh Spice wannabe Chanelle got together within days of him entering the house.
Ladbrokes spokesman Nick Weinberg said: “The BB bonk is always a popular bet but housemates’ inhibitions usually mean we avoid a hefty payout. We knew we were in trouble when the Casanova entered the house. The only surprise is that it’s taken so long for Ziggy to get jiggy.”
And Darren Haines of Paddy Power agreed: “The punters obviously saw this coming a mile off but we weren’t expecting them to get their kit off so soon.”
However, bookmaker William Hill is being more cautious. A spokeswoman said: “When Big Brother confirms the deed has been done, we will be happy to pay out.”
CLICK below to watch how the lovebirds’ relationship developed…