Industry facing monster payout if Wagner wins X factor
X Factor novelty act Wagner is proving to be the most controversial act in the history of the X Factor with punters lumping on him both to win (now 25/1 from 100/1) and to get the boot this weekend at 2/1.
All the speculation has prompted Hills to open a book on how many weeks he will last and offer 4/1 that he will make it to the final week.
"We were facing an £80,000 payout if Wagner had got the boot but it was not all joy as he is also our worst result if he wins the X factor. We will be happy to see him last a couple more weeks but any further and we will be very anxious as he is set to cost the industry millions after thousands of speculative bets," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.
When Will Wagner Get The Boot!: 2/1 Nov 7th, 11/4 Nov 14th, 4/1 Final Week, 5/1 Nov 21st, 6/1 Nov 28th, 8/1 Dec 5th
X Factor Winner: 5/2 Matt Cardle; 11/4 One Direction; 11/4 Rebecca Ferguson; 5/1 Cher Lloyd; 16/1 Mary Byrne; 25/1 Katie Waissel, 25/1 Aidan Grimshaw; 25/1 Wagner Fiuza-Carrilho,40/1 Treyc Cohen; 40/1 Paije Richardson
X Factor Next Elimination: 2/1 Wagner, 5/2 Teryc Cohen, 3/1 Katie Waissel, 5/1 Paije Richardson, 8/1 Aiden Grimshaw, 25/1 Mary Byrne, 40/1 Cher Lloyd, 66/1 One Direction, 66/1 Rebecca Ferguson, 66/1 Matt Cardle