Reality TV By Joe Crilly

Reality TV Season Well Under Way – Strictly Set For Saturday Domination

Strictly and the X Factor are well underway and William Hill are predicting that the BBC beast will continue its dominance over Cowell and Co. After winning in the ratings by two million this weekend it is 1/5 that Strictly beats the X Factor in peak ratings every week this series.

“In recent years with the advent of on demand television X Factor has slipped from its position as top dog on a Saturday night and Strictly is set to continue to lead the pack,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Caitlyn Vanbeck is 11/2 favourite to win X Factor with Will Young 10/3 favourite to win Strictly.


Will X Factor beat Strictly in peak ratings (Saturday show only) at any point this year: 1/5 yes; 10/3 no

*peak ratings is the peak viewers for that day’s show

X Factor winner: 11/2 Caitlyn Vanbeck; 8/1 Kayleigh Marie Morgan; 8/1 Matt Terry; 10/1 Emily Middlemas; 12/1 Christian Burrows; 14/1 Freddy Parker; 14/1 James Hughes; 16/1 James Wilson; 16/1 Niall Sexton; 20/1 BAR

Strictly Come Dancing winner: 10/3 Will Young; 5/1 Claudia Fragapane; 6/1 Louise Redknapp; 6/1 Ore Oduba; 8/1 Danny Mac; 10/1 Laura Whitmore; 10/1 Naga Munchetty; 10/1 Robert Rinder; 16/1 Greg Rutherford; 25/1 Daisy Lowe; 25/1 Tameka Empson; 33/1 Anastacia; 33/1 Melvin Odoom; 66/1 Ed Balls; 66/1 Lesley Joseph