Olly favourite to win

THE Crowned Prince of Essex Olly Murs is now the bookies' favourite to win the X Factor. Ladbrokes have announced the 26-year-old Witham boy is favourite to win the show with odds of 2/1.

Kate McGrath

THE Crowned Prince of Essex Olly Murs is now the bookies' favourite to win the X Factor.

Ladbrokes have announced the 26-year-old Witham boy is favourite to win the show with odds of 2/1.

He will be performing a classic Queen hit on tonight's ITV show, despite breaking his hand this week after a run in with a punch bag in the gym.


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Olly's bandaged hand is the second setback for the show's favourite. Last week he picked up a throat infection and had to have an antibiotic jab.

An X Factor spokesperson said: “He has a cast on his hand to prevent further damage, but will be performing as usual at the weekend. He's confident it won't affect his hip-swiveling moves.”

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Meanwhile in Witham, Ollymania is continuing to grip the town.

Mother-of-two Simone Iorizzo , owner of family run Mama Dells caf� in Newland Street, is offering the Olly Breakfast.

She said: “Olly worked opposite and was always in here for a full monty breakfast or his sandwich so we have renamed the breakfast in his honour.

“We're massive Olly fans. Everyone in the town is behind him. It's a great atmosphere.”

Other X Factor contestants Danyl Johnson and Joe McElderry have been made second favourite at 7/2 while Lloyd Daniels is now the outsider at 66/1.

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