Elton John is now as short as 3/1 to bag this year’s Christmas number one, following a flurry of bets.
The 71-year-old is the voice and star of this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert, and a run of bets since its release has seen his odds trimmed.
That leaves Elton second in the betting behind 2/1 favourite Ariana Grande.
Elsewhere in the betting, Lady Gaga is a 5/1 shot, with a trio of Ed Sheeran, Little Mix and The Fire Tones all at 6s.
Meanwhile, it’s 8/1 apiece for X-Factor contestant Dalton Harris or legendary rock band Queen to take top spot this Christmas.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Punters can’t get enough of the latest John Lewis ad and while Ariana Grande’s favourite for Christmas number one, Elton John’s odds are shortening by the minute.”
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
Christmas number one
Ariana Grande – 2/1
Elton John – 3/1
Lady Gaga – 5/1
Ed Sheeran – 6/1
Little Mix – 6/1
The Fire Tones – 6/1
Dalton Harris – 8/1
Queen – 8/1
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing