Television Music By Joe Crilly

John Lewis Track Slashed To Bag Christmas Number One

William Hill have halved the odds of the John Lewis advert winning the race for the Christmas number one single from 12/1 to 6/1, after it was announced that Vaults have been chosen. It is the shortest price since Ellie Goulding covered Your Song.

“We think this song has every chance of bagging the top spot but the Christmas number one is a very difficult market to call,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

The X Factor winner is the 11/8 favourite to bag the festive top spot, with Gareth Malone 4/1.

Christmas number one: 11/8 UK 2016 X Factor winner; 4/1 Gareth Malone; 6/1 James Shinny Davenport; 6/1 Vaults; 9/1 Jollyboys & the King’s Lot; 10/1 Justin Bieber; 16/1 Olly Murs; 16/1 Teddy Mac; 25/1 BAR