I’M A Celebrity star Danny Miller’s pal was behind the plane prank that saw a supportive message flown high above Gwrych Castle.
HOAR can exclusively reveal that the banner backing Danny to win was the brainchild of Love Island’s Scott Thomas.
It was inspired by a similar stunt carried out by PrettyLittleThing boss Umar Kamani for his pal, and Scott’s brother, Ryan Thomas when he was in the Celebrity Big Brother house.
A source said: “Scott loves a stunt and is always game for a laugh. He wanted to to lift Danny’s spirits and let him know how well he’s doing and how much everyone loves him. It was all good harmless fun.”
The show’s production crew were thrown into a panic after spotting the huge banner that said “Danny Miller to win”.
Crew members herded the celebs back inside to avoid them seeing the sign.
Danny, 30, isn’t favourite to win the series with odds of 12 to 1, while Coronation Street star Simon Gregson is the new 5-2 favourite with bookmaker Coral.
David Ginola is next best at 11-4 with the firm, while Franke Bridge is 4-1.
EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt and Snoochie Shy have been given better odds than Danny, at 8-1.
Journalist Louise Minchin trailed far behind at 20-1 and despite getting loads of screen time, Naughty Boy – who has threatened to quit the series – is at 25-1, followed by Olympians Kadeena Cox at 33-1 and Matty Lee at 50-1.
“Simon Gregson has been the most popular selection in our betting since he arrived in the castle. The Corrie actor is now the clear favourite ahead of David Ginola and Frankie Bridge,” said Coral’s John Hill.
“In the first elimination market, Arlene Phillips is the favourite to be voted off the show,” added Hill.
The show has faced numerous setbacks – with ITV axing it over the weekend after extreme weather conditions during Storm Arwen caused production difficulties at Gwrych Castle in North Wales.
Saturday, Sunday and Monday’s live episodes were cancelled, and the show returned on Tuesday – but not without fears it could be cancelled again if the bad weather returns.
Bosses are facing the prospect they will again have to remove the stars from the Grade II-listed building after the Met Office warned Storm Barra was brewing.
A highlights show, hosted by Joel Dommett, 36, on Saturday, looked back at the glory days of the reality show during its time in sunny Australia – and that made fans pine even more for a jungle series.
A source said: “The nightmare caused by Storm Arwen is never ending.
“Bosses are working around the clock to get the show back on air but with more storms forecast for the coming days, the morale is low.”
ITV have also confirmed that they will not be making up the episodes that they were forced to axe due to Storm Arwen.