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X-Factor: At Least One Louis To Join Simon And Cheryl On Panel?

Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are all but certain to return to the X-Factor according to William Hill, who have slashed both of their odds of sitting on the 2015 panel from a respective 1/10 and 1/12 to 1/33.

What is far from certain, however, is who will be joining the pair. Rita Ora and Louis Walsh are 8/11 and 5/4 third and fourth favourites to be judges this year, however, Louis Tomlinson, Robbie Williams, Tulisa and Mel B are all in with a shout according to the betting.

“There are pros and cons for all of the candidates in the betting and ultimately, it will all be down to Simon to select the panellists,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “We also think there will be one Louis on the panel, we just aren’t sure whether it will be Simon’s best pal, Mr. Walsh, or Mr. Tomlinson.”

To be a judge on the X-Factor 2015: 1/33 Cheryl Fernandez-Versini; 1/33 Simon Cowell; 8/11 Rita Ora; 5/4 Louis Walsh; 7/4 Louis Tomlinson; 5/2 Robbie Williams; 7/2 Tulisa; 5/1 Mel B; 6/1 Gary Barlow; 6/1 Katy Perry; 6/1 Nicole Scherzinger; 8/1 Zayn Malik; 10/1 Pixie Lott; 12/1 Sharon Osbourne; 20/1 Brian Friedman; 20/1 Ronan Keating; 25/1 Emeli Sande; 25/1 Geri Halliwell; 50/1 Jedward; 50/1 Sinitta