Music Specials Betting By Joe Crilly

Lead In Race For Christmas Number One Changes Hands Again According To Bookies

After bagging the top two spots in the UK singles chart on Friday, Justin Bieber has once again returned to the head of the betting to secure the Christmas number one single. His odds have tumbled from 11/10 to 1/2 while the odds of the NHS Choir are 13/8 from 4/6 with William Hill.


“Both Bieber and the NHS Choir are nip and tuck at the moment and the favouritism between the pair keeps changing,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Bieber overtook the NHS Choir around midday on Saturday but it would be no surprise to see the lead in this market change a few more times before the big chart on Christmas Day.”


Christmas number one: 1/2 Justin Bieber; 13/8 NHS Choirr; 33/1 One Direction; 33/1 Star Wars theme; 40/1 Louisa Johnson; 50/1 BAR