X Factor: Is Rita Too Greedy?
With Rita Ora playing hard to yet, William Hill have reopened their betting on the X Factor judges although the odds are very short at 1/6 that she takes up the final spot. Should she prove too expensive the odds suggest that Louis Tomlinson is waiting in the wings at 2/1.
“It is a week since we suspended betting as we believed that there was an imminent announcement – we have still had no confirmation which suggests that negotiations are not going as planned,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
The other three spots look certain with Cheryl, Nick & Simon all 1/50 to be on the panel.
To Be X Factor Judge In 2015: 1/50 Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, 1/50 Nick Grimshaw, 1/50 Simon Cowell, 1/6 Rita Ora, 2/1 Louis Tomlinson, 3/1 Zayn Malik, 5/1 Louis Walsh, 5/1 Robbie Williams, 7/1 Tulisa, 10/1 Mel B