You bet Kelly is history - as Simon set to return
Kelly Rowland went AWOL from Saturday night's X-Factor, and William Hill are now odds-on at 4/7 that she does not to return to the show next year.
Perhaps the most exciting news for X Factor fans is that Hills are now 1/8 that Simon returns as a full time judge in time for the start of X Factor 2012.
"Kelly's disappearance was a real shock and we now think that Simon will return as this proves that he cannot run the X Factor UK from the USA!" said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.
To Be A Permanent Judge On X Factor 2012: 1/10 Gary Barlow, 1/8 Simon Cowell, 4/7 Louis Walsh, 4/6 Tulisa Contostavios, 5/4 Kelly Rowland, 2/1 Cheryl Cole, 5/1 Alexandra Burke, 5/1 Nicole Scherzinger, 6/1 Danni Minogue
X Factor Winner: 9/4 Janet Devlin, 7/2 Misha Bryan, 7/2 The Risk, 6/1 Craig Colton, 9/1 Marcus Collins, 14/1 Johnny Robinson, 20/1 Little Mix (Rhythmix), 25/1 Kitty Brucknell, 40/1 Sophie Habibis, 50/1 Frankie Cocozza
X Factor Elimination Sunday Night: 1/1 Sophie Habibis, 13/8 Frankie, 9/1 Kitty, 12/1 Little Mix, 25/1 Bar