Just when you thought X-Factor couldn’t get any worse Simon Cowell decides a celebrity special is exactly what we need. It’s not, by the way, but that’s another story.
Anyway, like the original show the celebrity special consists of live shows every Saturday and will run up until Christmas, or around then.
11 acts remain, but as always there can only be one winner. And just a couple of weeks in there’s already a clear front runner. Former TOWIE star Meghan McKenna is as short as 1/2 in places to be victorious after a number of impressive performances.
Max and Harvey are expected to appeal to the younger audience and the duo are a healthy looking 7/1 to win the show outright.
Vinnie Jones went straight through to the live shows after the tragic death of his wife, and the former football hard man impressed with his emotional rendition of Everybody Needs Somebody.
He’s as big as 16/1 for outright victory and 10/11 to be the top over.
Try Star were rewarded with a safe seat in last weekend’s show. The trio sang Swing Low Sweet Chariot in light of England’s defeat at the Rugby World Cup Final in Japan and it was a huge hit with the X Factor judges, they’re best price 20/1 to be victorious.
Flying the flag for all Z listers Love Islanders are a 33/1 shot to win the inaugural Celebrity special. Wes, Eyal, Samira and Zara 10/1 to be the highest placed group.
Other contestants include Jenny Ryan (20/1), Kevin McHale (33/1), Martin Bashir (100/1) and Victoria Ekanoye (500/1).