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Antony Heath 18th Aug 2012 - 10:06

Can Simon prove he still has the X-Factor?

The 2011 series failed to live up to expectation and Simon Cowell will be desperate for his biggest show to bounce back. Hills are not convinced he has done enough and it is 4/11 that the opening show is watched by less than 12 million viewers.

Nicole Scherzinger is the favourite in her debut series to lead the winning act to success as rumours suggest she will be mentoring the boys. She is 7/4 to be the winning judge. Last year's winning judge Tulisa is 2/1 to retain her crown as she is expected to lead the girls. Gary Barlow is 5/2 and reported to be in charge of the overs category and the ever present Louis Walsh expected to lead the charge of the groups is 5/1.

"The X Factor is the biggest reality TV betting show by far and we hope that Nicole brings back the glory days," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.

X Factor Specials

1/1 X Factor Winner to have Christmas Number One 2012.

2/1 Launch Show (18th August) viewing figures over 12 million.

4/11 Launch Show (18th August) viewing figures under 12 million.

5/1 Live finalist to quit on his/her own accord.

8/1 A 'group' formed by the judges to win the show.

8/1 Any of the four judges (Louis, Gary, Tulisa, Nicole) to be replaced during the live shows.

X Factor Winning Judge: 7/4 Nicole Scherzinger, 2/1 Tulisa Contostavlos, 5/2 Gary Barlow, 5/1 Louis Walsh.


Celebrity Big Brother

Julian Clary has jumped above Martin Kemp to become the new favourite to win Celeb Big Brother at 9/4. "Clary is a marmite man and at the moment punters are keen on him," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.

Celebrity Big Brother Winner: 9/4 Julian Clary, 5/2 Martin Kemp,  9/2 Cheryl Ferguson, 8/1 Coleen Nolan, 8/1 Julie Goodyear, 16/1 Mike Sorrentino, 16/1 Prince Lorenzo, 20/1 MC Harvey, 25/1 Ashley McKenzie, 40/1 Danica Thrall, 50/1 Rhian Sugden, 50/1 Samantha Brick, 50/1 Jasmine Lennard


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