British star Ed Sheeran is ready to finish 2017 in fine style with Christmas number one.
A number of Bookmakers have closed the market on him landing the landmark position of number one on Christmas day with his single Perfect, something he has never achieved.
Sales to be counted towards Christmas Day closed on December 21st and that are now only three artists in contention.
Sheeran, Wham! and Eminem – whose track River also contains the vocals of Sheeran. Wham! are challenging with Last Christmas, which could be a fitting tribute to lead singer George Michael who died on Christmas Day last year.
“It is down to these three but Ed Sheeran is 1/8 at best which is a near 90% probability so it is looking good for him, indeed we have seen some markets closed on this,” said OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton.