Grimes Brothers backed to win in X Factor betting

The Harrogate-based firm has been forced to cut the odds of the Irish twins winning the talent show to 40/1 (from 66/1) after an influx of bets followed their Britney Spears tribute last Saturday.

Sky Bet also goes 40/1 that the talentless pair bag Christmas number one this year and they are 20/1 to represent Ireland in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest.

Sky Bet’s X Factor betting expert, Helen Jacob, said: “Unbelievably, the Grimes brothers have been the best backed X Factor contenders this week. They are receiving millions of hits on YouTube and look likely to hang about in the competition for a few weeks yet.

“The prospect of the ‘Brothers Grim’ being Christmas number one just doesn’t bear thinking about, but if Mr Blobby and Bob the Builder can do it, then maybe they can too!”

John and Edward are 2/1 second favourites to be eliminated this week, with two-time sing-off survivor Rachel Adedeji heading the X Factor elimination betting at 6/4.

Sky Bet has opened betting on when the Grimes will get the boot and make an exit in week 4 or 5 5/4 favourite. They are just 9/1 to be knocked out in the quarter-finals or semi-finals, 8/1 to be dumped out in the finals and 40/1 to achieve the unthinkable and win ‘The X Factor’.

Sky Bet Odds: When will the Grimes Brothers be eliminated?
This week (week 3) 2/1
Week 4 or 5 5/4
Week 6 or 7 4/1
Week 8 or 9 9/1
Beaten finalists 8/1
Win 40/1

Grimes Brothers specials
UK Xmas number one 2009 40/1
Represent Ireland at Eurovision Song Contest 2010 20/1

X Factor 3rd Elimination  
Rachel Adedeji 13/8                             Lucie Jones 25/1 
John and Edward Grimes 2/1              Jamie Archer 33/1 
Miss Frank 10/3                                  Stacey Solomon 33/1 
Lloyd Daniels 8/1                                 Danyl Johhnson 50/1 
Olly Murs 14/1                                     Joe McElderry 50/1 

The X Factor winner  
Joe McElderry 3/1                    Lucie Jones 8/1 
Danyl Johnson 3/1                   Lloyd Daniels 25/1 
Stacey Solomon 7/2                 Miss Frank 25/1 
Jamie Archer 5/1                     John and Edward Grimes 40/1 
Olly Murs 6/1                           Rachel Adedeji 50/1 

X Factor winning mentor  
Simon Cowell evens 
Dannii Minogue 15/8 
Cheryl Cole 3/1 
Louis Walsh 22/1 

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Grimes Brothers backed to win in X Factor betting

A run of money in support of the Grimes Brothers winning ‘The X Factor’ has stunned online bookie Sky Bet.

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