Military Wives can be backed to break records with Christmas No.1

The Military Wives Choir are set to break records according to Ladbrokes.

The bookies are offering odds of just 7/2 that they shift more copies than Adele (Someone Like You) to become the best selling single of the year and 16/1 that they break the UK record set by Elton John (Candle in the Wind).

It’s also just 7/1 that they sell at least a million more copies than the single in second place after early reports indicate Little Mix are struggling to hit figures set by previous X Factor winners in recent years.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “The question now is not will they win but by how far. Early figures suggest we’ll soon have to slash the odds about them breaking records.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Military Wives Christmas Number One specials

To be the best selling single UK in 2011 – 7/2
To be the best selling UK single of all time – 16/1
To beat the single in second place by more than a million copies – 7/1