Louis Tomlinson hot favourite to replace Grimmy on The X Factor
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is leading the way in the race to replace Nick Grimshaw on the X Factor judging panel.
The 24-year-old pop singer is the clear evens favourite to take the seat of the axed Radio 1 DJ with fans of the show already piling in to the pop heart-throb.
Tomlinson appeared as a guest of music mogul Simon Cowell at the Judges Houses stage of the most recent series but he could face competition from a few other familiar faces.
Louis Walsh is also fancied to re-appear as a judge this year at 2/1 ahead of Robbie Williams (3/1) and George Michael (4/1) while Sharon Osborne is 6/1 to return to the show.
Meanwhile, despite his reported financial problems, Kanye West is a 100/1 outsider to take a pay cheque from Simon Cowell for the next series.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Louis Tomlinson has emerged as an X Factor favourite within minutes of Grimmy getting the sack. Fans of the show are convinced the job is his already.”
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Ladbrokes latest betting
To be a main judge on 2016 X Factor
Louis Tomlinson – Evens
Louis Walsh – 2/1
Robbie Williams – 3/1
George Michael – 4/1
Sharon Osborne – 6/1
Gary Barlow – 8/1
Zayn Malik – 10/1
Nicole Scherzinger – 10/1
Mel B – 10/1
Tulisa Constavolos – 16/1
will.i.am – 16/1
Paloma Faith – 20/1
Tom Jones – 25/1
Madonna – 100/1
Noel Gallagher – 100/1
Kanye West – 100/1
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.