Music Showbusiness Specials Betting By Joe Crilly

New Christmas Number One Favourite As Big Hitters Come Out To Play

After announcing that he was going for a second Christmas Number One, William Hill have immediately installed LadBaby as the 3/1 favourite to land this year’s festive top spot. He is the same price as co-favourite, Lewis Capaldi and ahead of artists such as Lyra Cole (7/2), Robbie Williams (6/1) and Stormzy (6/1).


With a new single on course to hit number one this week, Ellie Goulding’s odds of bagging Christmas number one have tumbled from 20/1 to 8/1.


“The Christmas number one race is really heating up with some big hitters and while there hasn’t been a back to back Christmas number one since Spice Girls in 1998, we have to take LadBaby’s entry very seriously,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


Number one single: 3/1 LadBaby; 3/1 Lewis Capaldi; 7/2 Lyra Cole; 6/1 Robbie Williams; 6/1 Stormzy; 13/2 Tones & I; 8/1 Ellie Goulding; 10/1 Taylor Swift; 12/1 BAR