Robbie Williams favourite to replace Louis Walsh

Robbie Williams has already emerged as favourite to replace Louis Walsh when he quits X Factor after the next series. The singer currently leads the betting at Ladbrokes with odds of 6/1.

Former guest judges Rita Ora and Mel B have been given odds of 7/1, or it's an 8/1 shot that Simon Cowell or Cheryl Cole will rejoin the panel.

Robbie Williams performing during a solo concert
Robbie Williams performing during a solo concert Credit: Press Association

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Louis Walsh quitting X Factor

Louis Walsh will bow out of the X Factor after the next series. The 61-year-old has been part of the ITV show since it first launched in 2004.