Reality TV By Joe Crilly

Dermot To Return After Murs Slip Up? Will Adele Choose X Factor Or Strictly?

After Olly Murs’  slip up on Sunday night’s X Factor, William Hill are offering 33/1 that he leaves before the end of the series. Unfortunately for Mr Murs, Dermot O’Leary made a triumphant return to our screens as part of the Children In Need team and he is just 8/1 to return for the next series of the show.

“it was an unfortunate slip from Olly, but we think he will be given the benefit of the doubt until the end of the series,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Amidst speculation that Strictly and X Factor are in a tug of war over Adele and having her perform her new single on their show, William Hill think that both will be successful in their courtship of her. It is 4/7 that the Hello singer appears on both before Christmas, 4/1 she does just Strictly and 5/2 she does just X Factor.

“Adele would surely help to boost the ratings on X Factor and they will be fighting tooth and nail to bag her, however, it looks likely that she will appear on both shows before they come to a close,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Louisa is the 5/4 favourite to win this year’s X Factor with Che Chesterman 5/2 second favourite.

X Factor winner: 5/4 Louisa Johnson; 5/2 Che Chesterman; 7/2 Lauren Murray; 12/1 4th Impact; 14/1 Reggie n Bollie; 20/1 Anton Stephans; 33/1 Mason Noise

On which show will Adele appear before Christmas Day: 5/2 X Factor only; 4/1 Strictly Come Dancing only; 4/7 both

8/1         Dermot O’Leary to return as a full time presenter of the X Factor

33/1       Olly Murs to depart as a presenter of the X Factor before the end of this series