Could Simon get nasty to revive the X Factor
Simon Cowell is preparing to read the riot act to all of his judges as X Factor viewing figures continue to plummet.
William Hill are offering 50/1 that he makes a return to the judging panel for one week only.
"There is no doubting that Simon was furious as viewing figures tumbled below 10 million and he could well make an appearance just to shake things up a bit," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Fresh on the back of the much maligned "twist" during the first weekend of live shows, William Hill are offering 33/1 that this week's show sees a public vote to oust one of the judges.
Hills also go 12/1 that at least one of the judges leaves the show before the Final.
The Risk are the first ever band to become favourites to win the X Factor betting history and the 9/4 favourites will be hoping to break the duck.
"The Risk have been the subject of a massive gamble with bets of up to £3000 being staked on them to win," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly. "Our punters seem more than willing to take the risk that a band will finally win the show this year."
X Factor Winner: 9/4 The Risk; 5/2 Janet Devlin; 9/2 Misha Bryan; 6/1 Craig Colton; 10/1 Sophie Habibis; 16/1 Marcus Collins; 25/1 Rhythmix; 33/1 Kitty Brucknell; 33/1 Frankie Cocozza; 40/1 Johnny Robinson; 40/1 Sami Brookes
X Factor Peak Viewing Figures This Weekend: 5/6 over 13 million; 5/6 under 13 million
33/1 Public vote to evict a judge this weekend
50/1 Simon Cowell to make an appearance on the judging panel this weekend
12/1 One of the judges to leave before the end of the final show