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Louis Tomlinson favourite to replace Nick Grimshaw on the X Factor

| 19.02.2016

Bookmaker Coral has installed Louis Tomlinson as the clear 1-3 favourite to replace Nick Grimshaw, after he quit the show last night. Former judge Louis Walsh is 2-1 to make a return, while Nicole Scherzinger and Mel B are both priced at 3-1. Other names in the mix include Demi Lovato and Niall Horan at 4-1, Robbie Williams at 9-2, and Kim Kardashian at 20-1.


Meanwhile, Dermot O’Leary is even money to replace Caroline Flack as the show’s presenter, ahead of Rylan Clark at 2-1 and Emma Willis at 3-1. Ant and Dec have been chalked up at 4-1, Mark Wright is 8-1, while Ryan Seacrest is 12-1.


The odds on the X Factor being scrapped next season have been slash to 2-1 from 4-1 following the latest shake-up.


“Louis Tomlinson is the early favourite to take a seat on the judging panel after he impressed as a guest at the judges’ houses. However with a lot of former judges looking to return we could see the likes of Sharon Osbourne or Louis Walsh make a comeback,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.


“The show was never the same when Dermot O’Leary left and the odds suggest that Simon will give him his old job back,” added McGeady.


**To be a judge on X Factor’s next series:


1-3 Louis Tomlinson, 2-1 Louis Walsh, 3-1 Nicole Scherzinger, 3-1 Mel B, 4-1 Demi Lovato, 4-1 Niall Horan, 9-2 Robbie Williams, 5-1 Tulisa Constavlos, 6-1 Harry Styles,  10-1 Sharon Osbourne,  10-1 Jessie J, 10-1 Paloma Faith, 12-1 Tinie Tempah, 12-1 Danni Minogue, 14-1 Zayn Malik, 14-1 Ronan Keating, 20-1 Kim Kardashian. Others on request.

**Next X Factor Presenter

Evens Dermot O’Leary, 2-1 Rylan Clark, 3-1 Emma Willis, 4-1 Ant & Dec, 5-1 Rochelle Humes, 8-1 Marvin Humes, 8-1 Mark Wright, 10-1 Laura Whitmore, 12-1 Ryan Seacrest, 16-1 Ferne Cotton, 18-1 Keith Lemon, 20-1 Davina McCall, 20-1 Alan Carr, 22-1 James Corden, 50-1 Jeremy Kyle, 80-1 Jeremy Clarkson

**X Factor to be scrapped after 2016 series




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Nicola McGeady

Nicola joined the PR team in January 2013 from Boylesports. Moving across the water from Ireland, she has taken on the role of PR Manager, dealing with all aspects of media activity, as well as taking on the responsibility of a number of the firm's key
partnerships such as At The Races and RUK. Nicola has been in the bookmaking industry for over six years,with a wide range of experience in radio and TV broadcasting, but you can also check out Nicola's lastest blog posts right here at the Coral news site. Like many of her Irish compatriots, Nicola is a huge Manchester United fan, and when not working, she can be found on a tennis court or enjoying the London social