Music Reality TV Television By Rupert Adams

X Factor: Rita – Is She Or Isn’t She?

With Rita Ora still not signed to the X Factor judging panel, William Hill have reopened their betting although the odds are very short at 1/6 that she takes up the final spot. Her nearest challengers are a current and former member of One Direction, with Louis 2/1 and Zayn 3/1.

“We closed the betting on Sunday morning as we were lead to believe that an announcement was imminent, but Rita seems to be stalling so we are prepared to re-open the betting,” 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