X Factor judges 2014: Ellie Goulding now second favourite to join show

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding is now the second-faovurite to be named a judge on The X Factor 2014.

So far XFactor bosses have only confirmed Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole for the new series, but with Louis Walsh also widely expected to be back all focus is on who the fourth judge will be.

As rumours circulate regarding Ellie's potential future on the series, punters have piled into the chances of the Burn hitmaker taking up a role as a judge, which has forced the bookies to slash Goulding's odds into just 4/1 (from 12/1)

Sharon Osbourne remains the favourite to line up along side Simon, Cheryl and Louis at 3/1, or it's a 5/1 shot that there's only one female on the panel should Olly Murs get the nod.

But more unlikely is Sinitta at a 100/1 shot, the same odds that bookies give Lily Allen for taking up a seat on the judging line up.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "Anything could happen, but at this stage the money suggests Ellie will be appearing on The X Factor as a judge rather than a guest this year."

Who are this year's X Factor 2014 judges?

Ladbrokes latest betting

To be the 4th Judge on X Factor 2014

Sharon Osbourne 3/1
Ellie Goulding 4/1
Olly Murs 5/1
Rita Ora 6/1
Robbie Williams 6/1
Emeli Sande 8/1
Demi Lovato 8/1
Michael Buble 10/1
Dannii Minogue 10/1
Leona Lewis 10/1
Fergie 12/1
Kian Egan 12/1
Ellie Goulding 12/1
Bruno Mars 14/1
Katy Perry 16/1
Nicole Scherzinger 16/1
Miley Cyrus 20/1
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
Nicola Roberts 50/1
Lily Allen 100/1
Sinitta 100/1

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