Reality TV Television By Joe Crilly

3,000 Hints That Dermot Has Bagged X Factor Job!

For the second time in two days, William Hill have suspended betting on the next X Factor host after Dermot O’Leary was gambled into 1/3 to get the gig.

“On Wednesday, we suspended betting with his odds at 1/2 to regain his role as X Factor host and when we reopened betting on Thursday, we had punters in shops, predominantly, wanting to stake bets of up to £3000 on him,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “It looks like he is all but certain to get the job.”

William Hill have also cut the odds on Louis Tomlinson becoming a judge on The X Factor from 4/6 to 2/5 after he announced that he would be interested in taking the job. Louis Walsh is his closest rival in the betting at 5/1.

“It is no secret that Simon has been thinking of Louis Tomlinson for a while now and after he reciprocated his interest at the Brits, it seems as though there is only one likely replacement for Grimmy,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.  

To replace Nick Grimshaw on the X Factor panel: 2/5 Louis Tomlinson; 5/1 Louis Walsh; 6/1 Sharon Osbourne; 10/1 Leona Lewis; 10/1 Mel B; 10/1 Robbie Williams; 14/1 Dannii Minogue; 14/1 Paloma Faith; 20/1 Zayn Malik; 25/1 Adele; 25/1 Kanye West