George Michael At Number One – Christmas Number One Next
With George Michael topping the charts this week, William Hill believe that it is odds on (4/6) that ‘Last Christmas’ will be the official Christmas number one this year. Ed Sheeran is the nearest challenger at 3/1 and the X Factor is a lengthy 10/1 to clinch the top spot, showing just how far the show has fallen in the ratings.
“This week has proved that George Michael remains a power house and it would be some tribute if he has the Christmas Number One on the anniversary of his death,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
William Hill Christmas Number One: 4/6 Wham, 3/1 Ed Sheeran, 8/1 Adele, 8/1 David Bowie, 10/1 X Factor Winner, 14/1 Justin Bieber, 25/1 Little Mix, 33/1 Ariana Grande, 33/1 Taylor Swift, 40/1 Rihanna, 40/1 Stormzy, 50/1 Mariah Carey, 50/1 Sam Smith 50/1 Sir Cliff Richard, 66/1 Katy Perry, 100/1 The Pogues