Verne Troyer is hot favourite to win this year’s Celebrity Big Brother.

The Austin Powers star is currently 1/3 favourite to win the show, as two celebrities face eviction from the house of Wednesday night – two days before the show’s finale.

The public has already started voting for who they want to win the show on Friday, and the two housemates with the fewest number of votes will be booted out.

Sky Bet has Tommy Sheridan and Ben Adams as 5/2 favourites to be evicted.

To mark one of the most momentous days in US political history, the Celebrity Big Brother housemates were shown the inauguration of incoming US president Barack Obama, and were set an American-themed shopping task.

The task included four aspects – Ben and La Toya Jackson were set the “rodeo challenge” – learning to ride the bucking bronco.

Firebrand politician Tommy was told to try his hand at baseball and hit balls pitched into the garden by Big Brother.

Terry Christian and Ulrika Jonsson were ordered to take part in a pie-eating contest, and Coolio and Verne were asked to become bikers and complete a ‘Route 66’ road trip.

Davina McCall will host the live evictions on Channel 4 on Wednesday at 8pm and 10pm.

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