Mel B to benefit from Barlow's X Factor step down?
Gary Barlow has intimated that this year could be his last on The X Factor as a judge and William Hill are now betting on who will replace him.
Mel B is the 6/4 favourite with Cheryl Cole 6/1 to make a sensational return - the same price as Simon Cowell.
"With his Take That commitments and a potential solo career in the offing Barlow's time will be stretched even thinner and after a suitably scathing performance during auditions, Mel B could be the one to benefit," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
Jahmene and James are the 11/8 joint favourites to win the show this year with Union J 8/11 favourites for the chop this weekend
To permanently replace Gary Barlow as X Factor judge: 6/4 Mel B; 6/1 Cheryl Cole; 6/1 Simon Cowell; 8/1 Sharon Osbourne
X Factor winner: 11/8 Jahmene Douglas; 11/8 James Arthur; 9/2 Christopher Maloney; 8/1 Union J
Next elimination: 8/11 Union J; 2/1 Christopher Maloney; 6/1 James Arthur; 8/1 Jahmene Douglas