X Factor contestants Mary Byrne and Cher Lloyd are the bookies’ favourites to be booted off the show on Sunday night, facing odds of 4/5 and 6/4 respectively.

After the eventual dispatch of Katie Waissel and eccentric Brazilian Wagner Carrilho in a double eviction last week, the pressure is beginning to mount on the five remaining contestants.

Mary, an Irish checkout worker had to sing off against Wagner last week 17-year-old rapper, Cher is losing popularity.

Rebecca Ferguson is safe enough, with bookies quoting 7/1, while group act, One Direction also look set to reach the final stages, currently at 16/1 to go.

Matt Cradle is miles ahead of the opposition, as a rank outside chance of 33/1 to go this weekend, despite rumours of continued ill health.