X Factor: Where has the money gone so far in this year’s series?


The X Factor is back! After what felt like an eternity, Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne finally returned to our screens last weekend as they began their search for the next big popstar. 

And just two episodes in, we already have a clear early favourite in Caitlyn Vanbeck, who is just 11/2 to win the show.

The 18-year-old has seen 16 per cent of all bets taken this series placed on her, but perhaps an even more surprising statistic is that a sizeable 25.8 per cent of all stakes have gone on the girl from Scotland so far.

Elsewhere, singer-songwriter Christian Burrows is joint-second favourite in the market with X Factor returnee Emily Middlemas at 10/1, although the total amount staked on Christian is almost three times more than that of Emily.

Both Luis Elkes and Eddie Lee are considered to have no chance of going the distance in this year’s show – with the pair being priced at 200/1, having seen just six people back them for the crown, while Honey G is currently 100/1 – a price which is likely to fall drastically should the 35–year-old make the live shows as this year’s novelty act.

So have we already seen this year’s winner, or are we still waiting for him/her/them to grace our screens?

Click here for all the latest odds.

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Caitlyn Vanbeck 11/2

Christian Burrows 10/1

Emily Middlemas 10/1

James Hughes 12/1

James Wilson 16/1

Samantha Lavery 20/1

Saara Aalto 33/1

Yes Lad 50/1

Ryan Lawrie 50/1

Melissa Pedro 50/1

Rebekah Ryan 50/1

Honey G 100/1

Luis Elkes 200/1

Eddie Lee 200/1

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Alex Apati

Having graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Creative Writing with English, Alex joined the News team following a three year stint working for Ladbrokes behind the counter. When he's not watching darts, he's throwing them. Failing that you'll find him YouTubeing Thierry Henry's greatest Arsenal goals.