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Hillsborough single "odds on" to top Christmas chart

A scene from "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" Photo: Metropolis Records

Bookmakers say the Hillsborough charity single, "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", is odds on favourite to capture the coveted Christmas No.1 spot.

William Hill are quoting odds of 1/50 that the Justice Collective's version of the Hollies' classic will top the festive chart.

Its closest rival, "Impossible" by X Factor's James Arthur, has odds of 12/1. But his winner's single appears to have been outsold by the Hillsborough song.

The Christmas No.1 will be revealed on radio stations nationwide, just before 7pm.

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