Specials Betting Reality TV By Joe Crilly

X Factor Favourite, Saara, Subject Of £30,500 Wager

With the X Factor final weekend just around the corner, William Hill can report that the surge of support for Saara Aalto has not relented. She is the 8/15 favourite ahead of Matt Terry at 5/2 and 5 After Midnight the 11/2 outsiders.

One punter from London is so convinced that Saara is going to win that he has staked a total of £30,500 at various prices over the past week ranging from 9/4 to 8/13. Should she win, he will receive £62,650.

“Saara has come from nowhere to become the red hot favourite to win the X Factor and there are plenty of people who have been backing her to win in recent weeks, not least our punter who has staked £30,500 on her in the space of the last seven days,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

X Factor winner: 8/15 Saara Alto; 5/2 Matt Terry; 11/2 5 After Midnight

X Factor/Strictly Come Dancing enhanced doubles:

13/10 Saara Aalto/Danny Mac

4/1 Saara Aalto/Louise Redknapp

16/1 Saara Aalto/Claudia Fragapane

25/1 Saara Aalto/Ore Oduba


9/2 Matt Terry/Danny Mac

10/1 Matt Terry/Louise Redknapp

40/1 Matt Terry/Claudia Fragapane

60/1 Matt Terry/Ore Oduba


9/1 5 After Midnight/Danny Mac

20/1 5 After Midnight/Louise Redknapp

80/1 5 After Midnight/Claudia Fragapane

110/1 5 After Midnight/Ore Oduba