Music Television By Joe Crilly

Odds Slashed On Louis Tomlinson Becoming X Factor Judge

William Hill have slashed the odds of Louis Tomlinson becoming a judge on the X Factor after a run of bets since Zayn left One Direction.

His odds are 4/6 to become a permanent judge on the next series of the show making him fourth favourite behind Simon Cowell (1/20), Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (1/4) and Mel B (4/7) – indicating that at this early stage, that those four are the most likely combination of judges.

“Louis Tomlinson looks like he could have a seat on the X Factor panel this year if this gamble is to be believed,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “He would certainly appeal to the show’s target demographic.”

Louis Walsh is an 11/8 shot behind the top four and Robbie Williams at Even money. Zayn Malik is a 5/1 shot.

To be a permanent judge on X Factor 2015: 1/20 Simon Cowell; 1/4 Cheryl Fernandez-Versini; 4/7 Mel B; 4/6 Louis Tomlinson; 1/1 Robbie Williams; 11/8 Louis Walsh; 7/2 Tulisa; 4/1 Sharon Osbourne; 5/1 Zayn Malik; 6/1 Nicole Scherzinger; 6/1 Pixie Lott; 8/1 Geri Halliwell; 16/1 Sinitta; 50/1 Jedward

Louis Walsh to be a judge on X Factor 2015: 8/15 no; 11/8 yes