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X Factor winner Matt Terry clear favourite for Christmas no.1 spot

| 12.12.2016

It’s a position every pop star on the planet wants, and right now it looks as though it’ll be X Factor winner Matt Terry who finds himself number one in the charts come Christmas Day.

That’s significantly shorter odds than we saw earlier this weekend, when he was priced at 8/1.

But his success, coupled with confirmation that Ed Sheeran penned the winning track, aptly titled When Christmas Comes Around, has seen odds of yet another X Factor winner topping the charts on Christmas fall to just 13/8.

That’s some way ahead of second-favourites, Friends of Jo Cox, who are 4/1 for a festive number one.

And surprisingly, traders have even priced up odds of Honey G pipping her former competitor for the X Factor crown to the post, following the announcement that she’d be releasing her own track on December 23. And we make it 12/1 for the rapper to claim top-spot with her debut single.

Elsewhere, it’s 66/1 for Ed Sheeran to release a chart-topping single in the next week or so, although those odds would have undoubtedly been a lot shorter had he have kept When Christmas Comes Around for himself.

Louis Tomlinson and Steve Aoki performed Just Hold On for the first time live this weekend, and 6/1 says the former One Direction star bags himself the Christmas number one spot with his first solo single.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Punters reckon when Christmas comes around Matt will take home the bragging rights as this year’s festive No.1.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting

2016 Christmas Number One Single:
Matt Terry – 13/8
Friends of Jo Cox – 4/1
London Hospices Choir – 6/1
Louis Tomlinson & Steve Aoki – 6/1
Little Mix – 8/1
Inspiral Carpets – 8/1
Honey G – 12/1
Taylor and Zayn – 12/1
Clean Bandit – 14/1
Kylie Minogue – 20/1
The Weeknd – 20/1
Greg Lake – 20/1

25/1 bar

Click here for a full list of Christmas number one odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Alex Apati

Alex has been with the Ladbrokes PR team since 2017 having previously worked for the news department. From sparring with Peter Fury to talking interviews on the Duke and Duchess' baby names, he's covered a range of sports and novelty events.

A frustrated West Brom fan who is no stranger to an oche, Alex is originally from Dudley, although he's worked hard to rid himself of the Black Country twang.