Music Reality TV By Joe Crilly

Could Superstar Judge’s Guests Spell The End For X Factor Panel?

The guest judges at the X Factor houses have been revealed and have injected a touch of star quality with some of them more famous than the judges themselves. Should they prove to be a success, there is every chance that some of the more permanent members could be squeezed out of the show during the live finals, with Nick Grimshaw the most likely at 10/1 according to William Hill.


It is 7/1 that any of the panel are replaced permanently during the live show, while newcomer, Rita Ora, is 16/1 for the chop mid show. Cheryl and Simon look safe at 33/1 and 100/1 respectively for the boot.


“If Simon was able to tie someone like Louis Tomlinson or Mark Ronson down for the duration of the live finals that would certainly put pressure on some of the current panel to up their game,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


Louisa Johnson is the 5/2 favourite to win the X Factor with Seann Miley Moore 9/2 second favourite.


X Factor winner: 5/2 Louisa Johnson; 9/2 Seann Miley Moore; 13/2 Keira Weathers; 8/1 4th Impact; 10/1 Che Chesterman; 16/1 Josh Daniel; 16/1 Simon Lynch; 20/1 Chloe Paige; 25/1 Alien; 25/1 Anton Stephans; 25/1 Jennifer Phillips; 25/1 Lauren Murray; 25/1 Monica Michael; 25/1 The First Kings; 33/1 Charli Beard; 40/1 BAR


7/1         Any of the four judges to be permanently replaced from the X Factor panel during the live shows


Individual prices for judges to be permanently replaced during the live show:


10/1       Nick Grimshaw

16/1       Rita Ora

33/1       Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

100/1     Simon Cowell