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Ben Haenow bookies favourite to win X Factor

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BEN Haenow has just overtaken Fleur East as the bookies favourite to win the X Factor final.

The 29-year-old from Shirley is 4/7, with Fleur at 7/4 and Andrea Faustini at the bottom at 14/1 (oddschecker).

Ben, a former van-driver, had previously been bookmakers favourite to win the competition until Fleur's performance of Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk saw her take the lead last week.

But Ben is back on top and will sing Demons my Imagine Dragons and his 'song of the series' Man In The Mirror by Michael Jackson in his bid to win the £1 million record deal up for grabs.

He will also perform Something I Need by One Republic, his first single if he wins the competition.

It's not just the bookies backing Ben. Crystal Palace Football Club a YouTube video of support from winger Yannick Bolasie on Thursday, and Ben has also received support from One Direction, Ella Henderson, former X Factor boyband Union J and Ben's fellow semi-finalist Lauren Platt who was booted off the show last week.

Croydon's politicians have also got behind their man with Tory MP Gavin Barwell, Labour MP Steve Reed, Labour candidate Sarah Jones and council leader Tony Newman all putting their Croydon Advertiser Vote for Ben posters in their windows.

Ben tweeted this morning saying he is "nervous" and "excited" about tonight's show, which will feature footage of his Croydon homecoming gigs at the Swan pub and outside the Whitgift shopping centre on North End on Tuesday.

The X Factor is on ITV tonight at 8.30pm.

Ben Haenow bookies favourite to win X Factor


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