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William Hill odds on Christmas number 1

According to the bookmaker William Hill, the Christmas number one single race is a two horse race between the Hillsborough charity single 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' and "The X Factor" winner James Arthur's song, Impossible'.

  • The Justice Collective (Hillsborough single) 1/50
  • James Arthur, 12/1

Market trader turned singer, Muhammad Shahid Nazir's viral hit '£1 Fish' has odds of 100/1.


Hillsborough single favourite for Christmas number one

The Justice Collective (Hillsborough single) has been installed as favourite to land the number one slot for Christmas. William Hill offered odds of 1/50 for The Justice Collective (Hillsborough Single) to grab the top spot with The Hollies’ hit He Ain’t Heavy.

X Factor winner James Arthur is the 12/1 second favourite with his single Impossible.


X Factor winner James Arthur debut single tops charts

James Arthur tops the charts. Credit: PA

X Factor winner James Arthur proved nothing is impossible when his debut single rocketed to the top of the charts. Impossible became the fastest selling single of the year so far, with 490,000 copies, according to the Official Chart Company.

He said: "To everyone from home and around Britain who bought the single, thank you very, very much. You've made my dreams come true.

"The fact that it was in aid of Together For Short Lives, which is a great cause and a great charity, I think that really helped.

"My Number one Award is going to go on my mantelpiece and I'll probably kiss it for two weeks solid every time I pass it!"

James thanks fans and mentor for 'dream come true'

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