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Sharon Osbourne hot favourite to replace Cheryl on the X Factor

Bookmaker Coral make Sharon Osbourne the hot favourite to replace Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on the X Factor after she quit the show last night. Mel B is the second favourite to make a return at 10-1, ahead of Jessie J, Paloma Faith, and Rihanna, who are all priced at 12-1.

Other names in the mix include Adele and Ellie Goulding at 16-1, Demi Lovato at 20-1, and Tulisa Contostavlos at 25-1.

Meanwhile, Coral has chalked Cheryl Fernandez-Versini up at 5-4 to have a number one single in the UK this year, and 4-1 to duet with her latest boyfriend Liam Payne.

“Sharon Osbourne could be making a sensational return to the X Factor if the odds are anything to go by. Nobody else comes near her in the betting, but if she refuses, Mel B could be second choice,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

“The odds aren’t as promising when it comes to Cheryl’s music career however, with another hit this year looking a little too optimistic,” added McGeady.

**Who will replace Cheryl on the X Factor?

2-1 Sharon Osbourne, 10-1 Mel B, 12-1 Jessie J, 12-1 Paloma Faith, 12-1 Rihanna, 14-1 Jess Glynne, 14-1 Lady Gaga, 14-1 Nicole Scherzinger, 16-1 Adele, 16-1 Ellie Goulding, 16-1 Kylie Minogue, 20-1 Demi Lovato, 20-1 Mariah Carey, 20-1 Pixie Lott, 25-1 Beyonce, 25-1 Katy Perry, 25-1 Tulisa Contostavlos, 33-1 Britney Spears, 33-1 Fergie, 33-1 Jennifer Lopez, 40-1 Courtney Love, 40-1 Emma Bunton, 50-1 bar