X Factor 2015: Rita Ora is the favourite to replace Mel B

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Rita Ora is the favourite to replace Mel B on the X Factor 2015.

Following reports that Simon Cowell has 'fired' Mel after just the one series, bookies have revamped their judging odds for the next series and the Voice coach is the odds-on favourite (1/2) to join certainty Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (1/33) on the panel with Ladbrokes.

As for who could end up sitting alongside Simon, Cheryl and potentially Rita, a comeback for Tulisa could be on the cards.

Her odds have just been cut to just evens (from 5/1) while One Direction's Louis Tomlinson - who has the backing of Stereo Kicks and Sinitta - is on offer at the same price.

Robbie Williams is fancied at a 2/1 bet with Katy Perry at 8/1 and Gary Barlow given odds of 12/1 of making a comeback to the show.

But bizarre rumours of Kim Kardashian ending up on the show appear to be unfounded (hardly surprising) with the US reality star at 20/1

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: "Rita Ora is definitely the hot favourite to replace Mel B right now following the latest news.

"Tulisa, Louis Tomlinson and Robbie Williams all look like potential judging candidates too although sadly for Kim K fans she's a long shot like Jeremy Clarkson."

The X Factor will return to ITV later this year.

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