Louis Walsh Gone: Robbie Williams Or Another Louis To Replace Him?

Following the news that Louis Walsh is to quit the X Factor after 13 years, William Hill have rejigged their market as to who will be a judge on next year’s show and make Sharon Osbourne and Simon Cowell 1/100 shots to be on the panel with Cheryl Cole and Rita Ora also both odds on at 1/4 and 2/5.

As for who will be the other male, if indeed there is one, it looks like the flip of a coin between Robbie Williams and Louis Tomlinson who are 6/4 and 5/2 respectively.

“For the last five years, Louis Walsh has been odds on to depart and every year, we have had a new name in the frame to replace him,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Now he has announced he is leaving though, we can’t make our minds up as to who will fill one of the hottest seats in town.”

To be a judge on next year’s X Factor: 1/100 Sharon Osbourne; 1/100 Simon Cowell; 1/4 Cheryl Cole; 2/5 Rita Ora; 6/4 Robbie Williams; 5/2 Louis Tomlinson; 4/1 Alesha Dixon; 4/1 Mel B; 6/1 Paloma Faith; 8/1 Dannii Minogue; 10/1 Perrie Edwards; 10/1 Rihanna; 12/1 Leona Lewis; 12/1 Olly Murs; 12/1 Pixie Lott; 16/1 Emeli Sande; 20/1 Craig David; 20/1 Liam Payne; 20/1 Zayn Malik; 25/1 Adele