Elton John new 4/1 favourite to land Christmas number one


Sir Elton John could be on course for his first ever Christmas number one, according to the latest odds.

The legendary singer is now the 4/1 favourite to be top of the charts on December 25th.

The 71-year-old has announced dates for his Farewell Tour, and with speculation increasing around his voicing this year’s M&S Christmas advert, he could be top of the tree this festive season.

Ed Sheeran and Lady Gaga are close behind in the betting at 5/1 apiece. They’re followed by 6/1 pair Ariana Grande and Dalton Harris.

Meanwhile, 8/1 says Queen are top for Christmas, following the success of the new film Bohemian Rhapsody.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Elton John looks set to be the voice of M&S’s advert and that makes it incredibly likely he’ll Step Into Christmas number one spot as a result.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

2018 UK Christmas no.1 Single

Elton John – 4/1

Ed Sheeran – 5/1

Lady Gaga – 5/1

Ariana Grande – 6/1

Dalton Harris – 6/1

Queen – 8/1

Spice Girls – 10/1

12/1 bar

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing