Specials Betting By Joe Crilly

One Week Until Christmas! Bieber Backed For Christmas Glory – Bookies Close Betting On December Being Hottest In History

Justin Bieber is the red hot favourite to bag this year’s Christmas number one following a major gamble. William Hill make him 8/13 ahead of the NHS Choir at 7/2 and the ‘friendless’ Louisa Johnson at 11/2.

“Until Tuesday, Louisa was odds on to bag the Christmas number one single and since then we have hardly seen a penny staked on her,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Instead, it appears we will all be suffering a spot of Bieber fever over this festive period.”

William Hill have today closed their betting on December 2015 being the hottest December since records began and it is just 4/1 that we see a temperature of 15.6C on Christmas Day.

In William Hill’s other festive markets, it is Mrs Brown’s Boys that is odds on favourite at 10/11 to be the most watched TV programme, while The Guinness Book of World Records is Even money to be the best selling book and Call of Duty: Black Ops III is 6/5 to be the best selling game.

Christmas number one single: 8/13 Justin Bieber; 7/2 NHS Choir; 11/2 Louisa Johnson; 10/1 Stormzy; 12/1 Star Wars Theme; 50/1 Adele; 50/1 Eagles of Death Metal; 50/1 Grace; 66/1 Kylie Minogue/James Corden; 66/1 Military Wives; 100/1 BAR

Top Christmas TV programme: 10/11 Mrs Brown’s Boys; 7/2 Downton Abbey; 4/1 EastEnders; 12/1 The Queen’s Speech; 14/1 Call The Midwife; 16/1 Strictly Come Dancing; 20/1 Doctor Who; 33/1 BAR

Top Christmas video game: 6/5 Call of Duty: Black Ops III; 5/2 Star Wars Battlefront; 4/1 Fallout 4; 9/2 FIFA 16; 20/1 Assassin’s Creed Syndicate; 25/1 Guitar Hero Live; 40/1 Destiny; 40/1 Metal Gear Solid: Phantom Pain; 50/1 Grand Theft Auto V; 50/1 Pro Evo 2016; 50/1 Unchartered Collection

Top Christmas book: 1/1 Guinness Book of World Records; 3/1 Simply Nigella; 9/2 The Road to Little Dribbling – Bill Bryson; 6/1 Jamie Oliver – Everyday Super Food; 10/1 Over the Top and Back – Tom Jones; 12/1 The Amazing Book is on Fire – Dan and Phil; 12/1 Those Were The Days – Terry Wogan; 14/1 Spectacles – Sue Perkins; 25/1 BAR