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Will Sharon And Louis Replace Cheryl And Grimmy Or Will An Outsider Get The Gig?

With Cheryl joining Nick Grimshaw on the “not returning” list ahead of this year’s X Factor, William Hill are betting on who will be sat on the judging panel for the 2016 show. Simon Cowell and Rita Ora look highly likely to return at 1/20 and 1/4 respectively, while Sharon Osbourne and Louis Tomlinson look set to complete the panel. Mrs. O is 2/5 while One D’s Louis is 4/6.

Other names in contention according to Hills are Louis Walsh at 6/5, Victoria Beckham at 6/1 and Paloma Faith at 7/1.

“Sharon and Louis look incredibly likely to join the judging panel as the show faces yet another shake up however, there could be an outsider running up the rails with the show still months away from starting,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

To be a permanent judge on the X Factor 2016: 1/20 Simon Cowell; 1/4 Rita Ora; 2/5 Sharon Osbourne; 4/6 Louis Tomlinson; 6/5 Louis Walsh; 6/1 Victoria Beckham; 7/1 Paloma Faith; 8/1 Mel B; 8/1 Robbie Williams; 10/1 Dannii Minogue; 10/1 Leona Lewis; 14/1 Emeli Sande; 14/1 Pixie Lott; 16/1 Katy Perry; 16/1 Nicole Scherzinger; 20/1 Adele; 20/1 Zayn Malik; 25/1 Geri Halliwell; 25/1 Kanye West; 25/1 Ronan Keating; 50/1 Sinitta