X Factor 2014 judges: Sharon Osbourne's return a done deal... if you believe the bookies

Sharon Osbourne (X Factor 2013)

Sharon Osbourne's return to The X Factor could be a 'done deal'.

The odds of Mrs O reappearing on The X Factor judging panel this year have been slashed by bookies Ladbrokes this evening after reports she wanted her old job back.

Sharon previously announced she had "quit" the series last year but is now in talks to come back after all.

“Sharon had such a good time on the last series and would find it hard to resist one last hurrah with Simon,” a shady source told The Sun newspaper this morning. “She’s thinking it would be fun to do it one more time.

“Louis wants her back and Simon thinks she makes brilliant TV and she’s coming around to the idea.”

Although the search may still be on to complete the line-up, punters are convinced it will be Sharon and have backed her odds of being a mentor again into just 6/4.

Olly Murs and Rita Ora are now out to 4/1 in the betting, whilst Dannii Minogue has also seen her chance drift to 10/1.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "Punters are backing Sharon like it's a done deal, and as far as they're concerned she'll be back on the X Factor panel this year."

X Factor judges 2014
Ladbrokes latest betting

Sharon Osbourne 6/4
Olly Murs 4/1
Rita Ora 4/1
Robbie Williams 6/1
Emeli Sande 8/1
Michael Buble 10/1
Dannii Minogue 10/1
Leona Lewis 10/1
Kian Egan 12/1
Ellie Goulding 12/1
Bruno Mars 14/1
Katy Perry 16/1
Nicole Scherzinger 16/1
Mark Owen 20/1
Gary Barlow 20/1
Shane Filan 25/1
Jessie J 25/1
James Blunt 25/1
Britney Spears 25/1
Any member of One Direction 25/1
Tulisa Constavolos 50/1
Noel Gallagher 50/1
Lily Allen 100/1
Sinitta 100/1

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