X Factor: You bet Lily has bagged final spot
X Factor: Cowell To Announce Judges In Next 24hrs: You Bet Lily Has Bagged Final Spot!
The latest odds suggest that Simon Cowell has got the final panel for the X Factor 2011 in order and rumours suggest that the full panel will be announced before the end of the weekend.
The odds suggest that Louis will be the only remaining judge from last years panel at 1/20 and Hills are so confident that Gary Barlow is Simon Cowell's replacement that they have already paid out on him making the grade.
The two female spots look less certain with Tulisa Contostavlos 1/10 to take one, whilst Lily Allen is 4/6 and Kelly Rowland 7/4.
"We understand that Simon is in England to put the finishing touches on his judging panel and the money suggests that it is Lily Allen who has bagged the final spot!" said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.
Without Simon Cowell, Hills reckon that the viewing figures will take a hit and offer 8/11 that the first live show is below last year's 12.5 million viewers and Hills do not expect the panel to be a big hit offering 6/1 that the judging panel stays the same in 2012 as it is in 2011.
William Hill X-Factor Specials:
Gary Barlow: 1/20 Yes; 8/1 No
Fourth Judge Spot: 4/6 Lilly Allen, 7/4 Kelly Rowland
Louis Walsh to be in judging line up in 2011: 1/20 Yes; 8/1 No
N-Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos: 1/10 to be part of X Factor Judging panel 2011
First Live Viewing Figures: 8/11 Under 12.5 million; 1/1 Over 12.5 million
Judging Panel to have the same 2012 line up as 2011: 6/1