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- The Pogues odds now slashed into 1/6 to get this year's Christmas Number One
- LadBaby pulled out of the race in November
- Wham! move into second favourites in the market
The Pogues odds now slashed into 1/6 to get this year's Christmas Number One
Bookmakers have now cut The Pogues odds to get this year's Christmas Number One following the sad passing of frontman Shane MacGowan earlier this week.
The Pogues had already moved into favourites to get the number one after reports of MacGowan's illness back in November and the announcement of his death instantly saw a flurry of bets placed for Number One.
Fairytale of New York is one of the big songs of the festive period and the big song that the band are known for and it'll be all over the airwaves this Christmas.
UK Betting Sites latest odds now suggest there's an 85% chance of The Pogues hitting the top spot this Christmas with a massive lead in the latest betting market.
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The Pogues now have an 85% chance of getting the Christmas Number One spot this year with Shane MacGowan's sad passing earlier this week seeing their odds cut significantly.
LadBaby pulled out of the race in November
After hitting the Xmas top spot five years in-a-row, LadBaby have officially pulled out of the race for Christmas Number One in 2023.
Mark and Roxanne Hoyle have dominated Christmas in the UK since 2018 with five consecutive Xmas Number One's raising money for food bank charity The Trussell Trust.
Official Charts confirmed the news with the winner of this year's Xmas Number 1 set to be announced on BBC Radio 1's Official Chart show on 22nd December.
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Wham! move into second favourites in the market
Wham! are second favourites in the betting market to compete against The Pogues this year and last year the band reached the top spot in the week before the Christmas Number One.
"Last Christmas" returned to the top spot of the chart on 16th December 2022 with more than 11.4 million streams in the week before it hit the top spot according to Official Charts.
Andrew Ridgeley and the late George Michael may well hit the Christmas Number One spot this year with bookmakers putting them at 8/1 second favourites in the market.
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