X Factor: Simon Slashed To Return To X Factor Panel
Bookies William Hill have slashed the price of Simon Cowell making a permanent return to the UK X Factor judging panel in 2013 from 6/1 on Sunday evening to just 11/10!
"The success of the X Factor was largely based on Simon Cowell - we believe that only he can halt the fall in viewing figures and the money suggests that there is a great chance he will return next year but it remains to be seen if it is a triumphant return!" said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
James Arthur has been trimmed from 11/2 to 5/1 to have the Christmas number one single, with The Justice Collective (Hillsborough Charity Single) the red hot 1/8 favourite.
X Factor Betting 2013:
Permanent Judge On X Factor 2013: 2/7 Louis, 1/2 Nicole, 4/7 Gary, 4/7 Tulisa, 11/10 Simon Cowell, 4/1 Mel B, 6/1 Sharon Osbourne, 8/1 Cheryl Cole, 14/1 DAnnii Minogue, 16/1 Ashley Roberts, 20/1 Adele, 20/1 Britney Spears, 20/1 Katy Perry, 20/1 Leona Lewis, 20/1 Robbie Williams, 25/1 Beyonce, 25/1 Kylie, 33/1 Lady Gaga, 40/1 Rihanna, 50/1 A Burke, 50/1 Kelly Roland, 100/1 Christopher Maloney, 100/1 Rylan Clarke, 100/1 Jedward
William Hill 2012 Christmas Number One: 1/8 The Justice Collective (Hillsborough Charity Single), 5/1 UK X Factor Winner, 20/1 Gabrielle Aplin, 20/1 The Choir (Military Wives), 25/1 One Direction, 33/1 1PoundFish. 33/1 Clive Dunn, 33/1 Girls Aloud, 33/1 Jenn Bostic, 33/1 Russell Grant, 40/1 others