With only two live shows complete, it's still early days on The X Factor 2011, but things are looking good for The Risk. The boys - Charlie Healey, Derry Mensah Ashley John-Baptiste and Andrew Merry have become the first group ever to be favourites to win the show.
“The Risk have been the subject of a massive gamble with bets of up to £3000 being staked on them to win,” said William Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.
“Our punters seem more than willing to take the risk that a band will finally win the show this year.”
The four piece have so far won priase from the judges, and are buiding a big fanbase on the likes of Twitter and Facebook. Could they become the first group to go all the way?
The Risk are the 9/4 favourites to win this year’s show with Janet Devlin 5/2 and Misha Bryan 9/2. Conversely, Sami Brookes is the 5/2 favourite to be eliminated this weekend with Johnny Robinson 4/1 and Rhythmix 9/2.