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October 07, 2011 13:35 ET

X Factor Twist is Big Boon for the Bookies

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2011) - Online betting company Sky Bet has welcomed news of the huge elimination twist on The X Factor this weekend. The fact that four contestants will now be axed instead of just one is tipped to send X Factor betting levels through the roof. In the cruellest ever twist in the history of the show, each mentor will have to vote off one of their own performers on Sunday night.

Sky Bet's X Factor betting expert Helen Jacob said: "The opening weekend of the live X Factor shows is always a massive betting event and with four eviction markets to bet on as well as the winner market, we're in for some frenetic trading tomorrow!"

Sky Bet have priced up which act will leave each category on Sunday and make Sophie Habibis 4/6 favourite to go from the girls. James Michael is 4/5 favourite for the chop from the boys, whilst Essex outfit 2 Shoes are the group deemed most likely to go at 2/1. From Louis Walsh's over 28's Sami Brookes is a shade of odds-on at 10/11 to be heading back to Wales on Sunday.

Janet Devlin is Sky Bet's early favourite to win the show at 3/1 with all four of Kelly Rowland's girls ranking in the top six of the outright betting market.

"Over half of the early money has been for the girls and they are going to be hard to beat. It's such a shame that one of them will have to go tomorrow as they are all different and very talented." added Jacob.

Sky Bet will be betting inplay on The X Factor on Saturday from 7.30pm. To view all 13 of their X Factor markets, click here

X Factor Girls 1st Elimination

Sophie Habibis 4/6 Misha Bryan 7/4 Amelia Lily 8/1 Janet Devlin 16/1

X Factor Boys 1st Elimination

James Michael 4/5 Marcus Collins 11/4 Frankie Cocozza 4/1 Craig Colton 6/1

X Factor Groups 1st Elimination

2 Shoes 2/1 Rhythmix 9/4 The Risk 5/2 Nu Vibe 7/2

X Factor Over 28s 1st Elimination

Sami Brookes 10/11 Jonjo Kerr 9/4 Johnny Robinson 4/1 Kitty Brucknell 8/1

X Factor - Outright Winner

Janet Devlin 3/1 Amelia Lily Oliver 4/1 Frankie Cocozza 8/1 Misha Bryan 8/1 Marcus Collins 12/1

Sophie Habibis 14/1 Nu Vibe 14/1 Craig Colton 14/1 James Michael 16/1 The Risk 20/1 Kitty

Brucknell 40/1 JonJo Kerr 40/1

2 Shoes 50/1 Johnny Robinson 50/1 Sami Brookes 50/1 Rhythmix 66/1

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