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X Factor winner Ben Haenow odds-on for Xmas number one

Ben Haenow is odds-on at 2-5 with leading bookmaker Coral to have the Christmas number one this year after being crowned the X Factor champion this evening. The former white van driver was subject to a huge gamble this weekend following a reported leak of the previous week’s results were published in the media.

Coral expect Ben to be successful in 2015 as they go evens that he has a UK number one single next year and 4-1 he has a number one album in his career. Although she was beaten in the final, Fleur is 8-11 to have a UK number one single in 2015.

“This is the biggest insider gamble in the history of the X Factor so there is likely to be a lot of happy punters on the back of this result. Ben was well backed throughout the series but we saw thousands of bets for the former van driver on Saturday morning all in the space of an hour,” said Coral’s John Hill.

“We expect Ben to go on to have the Christmas number one this year where he is odds-on to do so. We also think like previous beaten finalists, Fleur to have a successful career too as she is a short price to have a number one single in 2015,” added Hill.

A report today claimed the current series of X Factor has picked up the lowest ratings in 10 years, on the back of this news Coral has cut it’s odds into 5-2 (from 5-1) that this year’s series is the last of the show.

**Xmas number one single

2-5 Ben Haenow, 5-2 Bruno Mars, 10-1 Iron Maiden, 16-1 Band Aid 30, The Pogues, 25-1 Bar.

**Ben Haenow specials

2-5 To have 2014 Xmas number one single

Evs To have a UK number one single in 2015 (excludes Xmas 2014)

4-1 To have a UK number one album

20-1 To have a US number one single in 2015

33-1 To be the 2015 Xmas number one single

**Fleur East specials

8-11 To have a UK number one single in 2015 (excludes Xmas 2014)

3-1 To have a UK number one album

10-1 To have a US number one single in 2015

25-1 To be the 2015 Xmas number one single

**X Factor special

**Current series to be the last

5-2 Yes, 2-7 No.

ENDS

Further contact information:

John Hill (john.hill@coral.co.uk)

07889 645520