Little Mix Could Win...But Is Gary A Goner?
Marcus Collins and Amelia Lily are the 3/1 joint favourites to win the X-Factor although the biggest mover in the market has been Little Mix whose odds have halved in the space of a week, from 8/1 to 4/1. William Hill have seen a sizeable gamble on the all girl group and have overtaken both Craig Colton and Janet Devlin who are both priced at 9/2 to win the show.
Gary Barlow has claimed that 2012 may be the year that he slows down his hectic lifestyle and has intimated that he may not return to the X-Factor. He odds have drastically drifted for him to return next year from 1/8 to 1/3 and he is now 9/4 to not return to the show.
"Gary's announcement that he may take his foot off the pedal next year has seen many people start to speculate that he may not be on the X-Factor next year and our odds of him returning have plummeted," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Misha Bryan's time looks like it could be up, with Hills making her the 13/8 favourite to get the boot this weekend. Long-time favourite Janet Devlin is 5/2 second favourite while Little Mix are 4/1.
X-Factor Winner: 3/1 Marcus Collins; 3/1 Amelia Lily; 4/1 Little Mix; 9/2 Craig Colton; 9/2 Janet Devlin; 12/1 Misha Bryan
11th Elimination: 13/8 Misha Bryan; 5/2 Janet Devlin; 4/1 Little Mix; 11/2 Craig Colton; 10/1 Amelia Lily; 12/1 Marcus Collins
To be a judge in 2012: 1/8 Simon Cowell; 1/3 Gary Barlow; 4/7 Louis Walsh; 8/11 Tulisa Contostavlos; 1/1 Kelly Rowland; 2/1 Cheryl Cole; 4/1 Katy Peryy; 5/1 Alexandra Burke; 5/1 Nicole Scherzinger; 5/1 Dannii Minogue...others on request