JOHN AND EDWARD GRIMES are odds-on at 5-6 with Betfair customers to be in the bottom two of X Factor this weekend, with only Lloyd Daniels seemingly able to rescue them from elimination in round six.
The Irish twins, who were sensationally saved by Simon Cowell last Sunday, are the second favourites to be axed at 12-5, and a head-to-head clash with Welshman Daniels seems a near certainty, with Cheryl Cole’s protégé the front runner to leave the show at odds of 6-4.
Aside from Jamie Archer at 5-1, it would appear that the other contestants can relax this week, although the likes of Danyl Johnson (12-1) and Stacey Solomon (24-1) would be wise to bear in mind that last week’s victim Lucie Jones went into Sunday night’s show at a safe-looking price of 17-1.
Olly Murs remains the favourite to win the show at 11-5, although his slick dance moves and cheeky attitude will need to continue to be at their best if he’s to hold off the stern challenge of Joe McElderry who, at 4-1, continues to be many punters’ pick of the bunch.
Betfair spokesman Ari Last said: Last week’s drama and the uproar that ensued will ensure that should Jedward be in the bottom two again, the pressure on the judges to vote them off will be incredibly intense. Our customers seem quite sure that another Jedward sing off is in the pipeline, although the boys are nothing if not resilient, so don’t be too surprised if they live to fight another week.”
The X Factor Round 6 Elimination – Betfair bet: 6-4 Lloyd Daniels, 12-5 John & Edward, 5-1 Jamie Archer, 12-1 Danyl Johnson, 24-1 Stacey Solomon, 29-1 Joe McElderry, Olly Murs 50-1
The X Factor 2009 Winner – Betfair bet: 11-5 Olly Murs, 4-1 Joe McElderry, 4-1 Danyl Johnson, 5-1 Stacey Solomon, 14-1 Jamie Archer, 22-1 John & Edward, 65-1 Lloyd Daniels
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