The BB1 and Ultimate Big Brother housemate predicted that the Coming Clean star would become popular with viewers as long as she avoided a "voluntary meltdown".
"Kerry has been given a good edit so far," he wrote in his AOL column. "So unless she goes into voluntary meltdown, she should be in for a while longer and may even win."
Bateman also claimed that he expected to see Jedward in the Big Brother final, stating: "[They] are just excitable children after one too many bottles of Coke but they'll do well in the show as it is hard to hate them."
Moving on to other housemates, Bateman described Tara Reid and Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff as "nice enough but damaged" and blasted Lucien Laviscount, Bobby Sabel and Amy Childs for being "dull".
Jedward are currently bookies' favourites to win the series, while Sally Bercow is the top choice for eviction tomorrow night.
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