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Bet Factor USA – Cheryl Cole 11/4 to win first series

| 05.05.2011

Cheryl Cole is 11/4 with Ladbrokes to mentor the winner in her first series as a judge on the X Factor USA.

Confirmation that she will be judging was great news for canny celebrity punters who placed bets at odds of 3/1 that she would get the gig and it’s just 6/5 that she outstays Cowell as a judge on the show.

She’s long odds-on (1/7) to be seen crying during a live show and it’s 16/1 subtitles are used at any time to help viewers with her Geordie accent.

It’s 14/1 she re-marries Ashley Cole in Vegas, and 8/1 she dates any NBA, NFL or Major League Baseball player during her spell in the states.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Despite costing us a few quid we’re thrilled for Cheryl as she goes stateside. We definitely expect the waterworks to be turned on at someone point.”

The news is also fantastic for the bookies as they expect her legions of fans tune in and place bets on the USA version of the show.

Turnover levels for the X Factor USA are now predicted to rise ten-fold with up to a million pounds expected to be staked across the industry.

Donohue added: “We now expect this version of the show to be nearly as popular as the UK with Cheryl on board. We’ve no doubt her fans will be backing her performers for glory and she could be responsible for a million pounds worth of turnover alone.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Cheryl Cole USA X Factor specials
To mentor the winning act in her first series – 11/4
Cheryl to remain longer as a mentor than Simon Cowell – 6/5
To be seen crying during any live show – 1/7
To date a X-Factor contestant – 25/1
To date an NBA, NFL or Major League Baseball player during 2011 – 8/1
To be dropped during the series due to viewers failing to understand her accent – 12/1
Subtitles to be used at any time during the live show – 16/1
To re-marry Ashley Cole in Las Vegas during 2011 – 14/1
To have a US Solo No 1 single in 2011 – 6/1

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.