Music Reality TV By Joe Crilly

Louis Tomlinson Odds On To Replace Grimmy

With Nick Grimshaw stepping down after just one series of the X Factor William Hill are betting on who will replace him. One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson is the red hot 4/6 favourite followed by everyone’s (second) favourite Louis, Mr Walsh at 3/1. Sharon Osbourne is 4/1.

Paloma Faith is 10/1 to follow the path trodden by Rita Ora last year and leave the Voice to join the X Factor, while Zayn Malik is 25/1.

“There were rumours that Louis Tomlinson was going to join the panel last year before Grimmy was selected but after a not so sparkling year, Simon will surely be looking to return a bit of showbiz glamour to the show,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. 

With Caroline Flack also stepping down, William Hill are offering 6/4 that Olly Murs leaves the show and 3/1 that Dermot O’Leary returns in a hosting capacity.

To be on the 2016 X Factor judging panel: 4/6 Louis Tomlinson; 3/1 Louis Walsh; 4/1 Sharon Osbourne; 6/1 Leona Lewis; 6/1 Mel B; 6/1 Robbie Williams; 10/1 Paloma Faith; 10/1 Danii Minogue; 16/1 Kanye West; 20/1 Adele; 25/1 Zayn Malik


Olly Murs to step down/be removed as host of the X Factor: 6/4


Dermot O’Leary to return to the X Factor as a host: 3/1