By Rupert Adams

Sheeran vs Sheeran – Eminem vs Beyonce ……. 1000/1 Shot For Xmas One

The market for the Christmas number one appears to be one of the strangest in recent history with Ed Sheeran favourite to top the festive charts at 1/7 but the question is …with whom? As it stands, Ed Sheeran is in first and second place, with the odds suggesting that his collaboration with Eminem (1/2) will top the charts rather than his song featuring Beyonce (6/4).


“If you had asked me for a price of Eminem having the Christmas number one a year ago I would have offered you 1000/1 – this is the Christmas number one’s Leicester moment,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.


Christmas Number One: 1/2 Eminem & Ed Sheeran – River, 6/4 Ed Sheeran & Beyonce – Perfect


2017 UK Christmas Number One: 1/7 Ed Sheeran, 7/1 Wham, 8/1 Adele, 10/1 Mariah Carey, 16/1 Rak-Su, 16/1 Rita Ora, 25/1 Big Shaq, 25/1 Crisis at Christmas, 25/1 Choirs at Christmas, 33/1 Bar