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Sam Bailey set to cost bookies over a million with an X Factor win

| 13.12.2013

Leading bookmaker Coral fear the worst this weekend, as former prison officer Sam Bailey will cost them a monster pay-out of over £1 million if she wins the X Factor. She is the clear 1-4 favourite to be crowned this year’s winner, but punters have been backing her from day one, when her odds were as big as 6-1.

“Sam Bailey will be one of the worst results we’ve ever seen in the history of the X Factor if she wins. Fans of the show have been backing her at all prices and if the odds are right, punters will land an early Christmas present on Sunday night,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

Meanwhile, Scottish sensation Nicholas McDonald is odds-on at 4-6 to finish second, while Luke Friend is 2-5 to finish third.

** X Factor Winner

1-4 Sam Bailey, 9-2 Nicholas McDonald, 11-1 Luke Friend

** To finish third

2-5 Luke Friend, 9-4 Nicholas McDonald, 16-1 Sam Bailey

**To finish second

4-6 Nicholas McDonald, 5-2 Luke Friend, 10-3 Sam Bailey

** To judge on the 2014 series

1-5 Simon Cowell, 1-2 Cheryl Cole, 6-4 Rita Ora, 7-4 Luois Walsh, 2-1 Robbie Williams, 3-1 Olly Murs, 6-1 Dannii Minogue, 8-1 Nicole Scherzinger, 9-1 Sharon Osbourne, 9-1 James Corden, 14-1 Ronan Keating, 16-1 Mel B, 16-1 Any member of One Direction, 33-1 Will Young, 50-1 bar.

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Nicola McGeady

Nicola joined the PR team in January 2013 from Boylesports. Moving across the water from Ireland, she has taken on the role of PR Manager, dealing with all aspects of media activity, as well as taking on the responsibility of a number of the firm's key
partnerships such as At The Races and RUK. Nicola has been in the bookmaking industry for over six years,with a wide range of experience in radio and TV broadcasting, but you can also check out Nicola's lastest blog posts right here at the Coral news site. Like many of her Irish compatriots, Nicola is a huge Manchester United fan, and when not working, she can be found on a tennis court or enjoying the London social