X Factor: Simon steals Liam Payne!
Bookies William Hill have had to remove Liam Payne from their list of potential X factor winners after rumours emerged that Simon Cowell has created a new boyband which includes Liam.
Liam had been the second favourite at 6/1, the group which has been formed is called 'New Direction' and is offered at 10/1
"Simon is obviously desperate to keep Liam, and any customers who has backed Liam will get a bet on 'New Direction' instead," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.
X Factor Winner: 11/4 Cher Lloyd, 10/1 New Direction, 10/1 Tom Richards, 12/1 Gamu Nhengu, 12/1 Paije Richardson, 14/1 The Reason, 20/1 Katie Waissel, 20/1 TreyC Cohen, 25/1 Bar