The 2013 X Factor auditions may only have started today, and so far its only a rumour Gary Barlow is quitting, but that hasn’t stopped one betting agency from offering odds on Barlow’s replacement, with names including Noel Gallagher.

The speculation over the 2014 Judges’ line up begun after the front page of The Sun at the weekend suggested the Take That singer was departing the ITV talent show.

Paddy Power’s curiosity is piqued and they are offering odds on who could be Gary’s replacement to make up the 2014 judging panel. At 5/4 its likely Simon Cowell will be back making wannabes cry and 8/1 for Noel Gallagher, Robbie Williams or perennial X Factor favourite Cheryl Cole to fill the void.

At the other end of the spectrum, it’s a 50/1 long shot that Calvin Harris could see his rumoured X Factor ban lifted after his stage invasion during a Jedward performance or that Elton John could finally be throwing his post-Liberace hat into the ring at 80/1.

With 8/1 Cheryl will be reunited with Simon, 12/1 Danni could be back fighting with Sharon and 12/1 Tulisa could reverse her fall from grace, X-Factor 2014 could be a case of ‘in with the old’. Although with Noel and Robbie at 8/1, fans could be in for a real treat. – A spokesperson for Paddy Power.

X Factor 2014 Judges’ Panel

1/10 Louis Walsh

4/7 Sharon Osbourne

8/11 Nicole Scherzinger

5/4 Simon Cowell

8/1 Noel Gallagher

8/1 Robbie Williams

8/1 Cheryl Cole

8/1 Mel B

12/1 Tulisa Contostavlos          |

12/1 Dannii Minogue

16/1 Adele

20/1 LeAnn Rimes

25/1 Leona Lewis

25/1 Rihanna

25/1 Labrinth

25/1 Natalie Imbruglia           |

25/1 Kelly Rowland

33/1 Kian Egan

33/1 Tinie Tempah

33/1 George Michael

33/1 Ronan Keating

33/1 Katy Perry

40/1 Jay-Z

40/1 Britney Spears

40/1 Olly Murs

40/1 Tom Jones

50/1 Calvin Harris

50/1 Rod Stewart

80/1 Elton John

80/1 Eminem

100/1 Matt Cardle

100/1 Morrissey

Strictly Come Dancing 2015

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