Christmas Number One Betting Odds 2020
Christmas Number 1 odds are available at top online bookmakers across the web and Gambling.com can confirm that the clear favourite sitting at 1/10 is LadBaby, who has also claimed the last two Christmas Number Ones.
LadBaby, real name Mark Hoyle, is an internet comedy lifestyle blogger from Hertfordshire whose video content focuses on his experiences as a father and husband. The 33-year-old and his wife Roxanne topped the charts last year with 'I Love Sausage Rolls' - a parody of Alan Merrill’s 'I Love Rock and Roll'.
In 2018 the duo also managed to snag the number 1 spot with 'We Built This City (On Sausage Rolls)' parodying Starship’s epic 80s track.
Now LadBaby will make their third attempt at a Christmas number one with a parody of Journey's 'Don't Stop Believing'. And yes, you've correctly guessed it - it's 'Don't Stop Me Eating'.
UK Christmas Number 1 Odds 2020*
|1st||LadBaby||Don't Stop Me Eatin'||1/10 (90.9% chance)|
|2nd||Ed Sheeran||Afterglow||9/2 (18.2% chance)|
|3rd||Justin Bieber + NHS Choir||Holy||12/1 (7.7% chance)|
|4th||Mariah Carey||All I Want For Christmas Is You||14/1 (6.7% chance)|
|5th||PopVox Choir||Sing It Out||14/1 (6.7% chance)|
|6th||Justin Bieber||Holy||40/1 (2.4% chance)|
|7th||24kGoldn||Coco||50/1 (2% chance)|
|8th||Sam Fender||Winter Song||50/1 (2% chance)|
|9th||Wham||Last Christmas||100/1 (1% chance)|
*Odds correct as of December 22, 2020
Ladbaby Landslide in Xmas No.1 Odds
With a strong track record, LadBaby currently sits at 1/10 (90.9% chance) to win the contest. As has been the case with their previous wins, Mark and Roxanne have pledged to donate all proceeds from the single to The Trussell Trust - a food bank network that, from the last two LadBaby winners combined, was able to donate over 70,000 food parcels to those in need across the UK.
As is always the case, the duo will face tough competition in the run-up to the winner's announcement, but they look increasingly likely to once again fend off the threat from some of the industry's biggest names.
Justin Bieber's odds of winning the Christmas number one have drifted wildly in recent days, seeing his price soar from 5/2 to 40/1 in the specials betting markets. This represents a phenomenal 26.2% decrease in the popstar's chances of snagging the top spot with his song 'Holy'.
However, 26-year-old Bieber has a second entry in the running alongside the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir, whose own cover rendition of 'Holy' is slowly but surely climbing the charts and is 12/1 third favourite, a 7.7% chance.
But the biggest mover in the market is newcomer Ed Sheeran with his newly released winter love song 'Afterglow'. The surprise release has his legions of fans overjoyed ahead of Christmas and it's building momentum in the chart sales, making it 9/2 second favourite (18.2% chance).
Some of the other contenders this year include the PopVox Choir with 'Sing It Out' (14/1 - 6.7% chance), Mariah Carey's classic 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' (14/1 - 6.7% chance) and Wham with 'Last Christmas' (100/1 - 1% chance).
How Can LadBaby Land Christmas Number One 2020?
The UK Christmas Number 1 is usually the song that is at the top of the official UK singles charts at the end of the next Thursday after Christmas Day.
However in 2020 the winner will be announced on Christmas Day, which is quite unusual. That means that for 'Don't Stop Me Eatin' to be Christmas Number 1 it will have to be the single that achieves the most sales and streams between Friday December 18th and Christmas Day 2pm-4pm.
The Official Chart Company will then compile all the data available to them and publish the Top 40 chart live on-air between 2pm and 4pm, coinciding with the live Top 40 show on BBC Radio 1, which also traditionally broadcasts a half-time update.
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