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Rich 20th Mar 2013 - 12:05

Rylan To Make Xtra Factor Grim For Grimmy

Despite rumours suggesting that Nick Grimshaw is the front runner for the vacant Xtra Factor hosting job, William Hill make him 4/1 second favourite to get the gig alongside Caroline Flack, streets behind Rylan Clark, who is the 1/2 odds-on favourite.

"The odds suggest that Grimmy is set to be pipped to the Xtra Factor gig by the real star of last year's show," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

The news comes hot on the heels of William Hill slashing the odds of four contenders to be judges on next year's show - suggesting that a final four is almost confirmed. Louis Walsh is 1/6 to return, while Nicole Scherzinger is 1/5 to do so. Gary Barlow is 8/11 to return, with Tulisa looking likely to be replaced by Sharon Osbourne. Tulisa is 12/1 to return with Mrs Osbourne 1/4.

"It looks as though the Female Boss' boss looks set to cut her loose after just two years on the show," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Who will take over from Ollie Murs as host of the Xtra Factor: 1/2 Rylan; 4/1 Nick Grimshaw 10/1 Jedward; 14/1 Shayne Ward,14/1 Jack Osbourne; 16/1 Ashley Banjo; 20/1 Chico, 20/1 Harry Styles; 20/1 JB Gill; 25/1 Ben Shepherd; 25/1 Robbie Williams; 50/1 Steve Brookstein

Who will be a permanent X-Factor judge in 2013: 1/6 Louis Walsh; 1/5 Nicole Scherzinger; ¼ Sharon Osbourne; 8/11 Gary Barlow; 13/8 Robbie Williams; 8/1 Me B; 8/1 Rita Ora; 8/1 Simon Cowell; 10/1 Cheryl Cole; 12/1 Tulisa Contostavlos; 33/1 Ashley Roberts; 33/1 Dannii Minogue; 50/1 BAR



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