It’s a position every pop star on the planet wants, and right now it looks as though it’ll be X Factor winner Matt Terry who finds himself number one in the charts come Christmas Day.
That’s significantly shorter odds than we saw earlier this weekend, when he was priced at 8/1.
But his success, coupled with confirmation that Ed Sheeran penned the winning track, aptly titled When Christmas Comes Around, has seen odds of yet another X Factor winner topping the charts on Christmas fall to just 13/8.
That’s some way ahead of second-favourites, Friends of Jo Cox, who are 4/1 for a festive number one.
And surprisingly, traders have even priced up odds of Honey G pipping her former competitor for the X Factor crown to the post, following the announcement that she’d be releasing her own track on December 23. And we make it 12/1 for the rapper to claim top-spot with her debut single.
Elsewhere, it’s 66/1 for Ed Sheeran to release a chart-topping single in the next week or so, although those odds would have undoubtedly been a lot shorter had he have kept When Christmas Comes Around for himself.
Louis Tomlinson and Steve Aoki performed Just Hold On for the first time live this weekend, and 6/1 says the former One Direction star bags himself the Christmas number one spot with his first solo single.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Punters reckon when Christmas comes around Matt will take home the bragging rights as this year’s festive No.1.”
Ladbrokes Latest Betting
2016 Christmas Number One Single:
Matt Terry – 13/8
Friends of Jo Cox – 4/1
London Hospices Choir – 6/1
Louis Tomlinson & Steve Aoki – 6/1
Little Mix – 8/1
Inspiral Carpets – 8/1
Honey G – 12/1
Taylor and Zayn – 12/1
Clean Bandit – 14/1
Kylie Minogue – 20/1
The Weeknd – 20/1
Greg Lake – 20/1
Click here for a full list of Christmas number one odds.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing