X Factor's Matt Terry OUT of Xmas Number 1 race but Little Mix still have a chance


Matt Terry's hopes for a Christmas Number 1 appear to be all but officially over.

The X Factor 2016 winner has slipped to Number 5 in today's chart update with When Christmas Comes Around, making it now extremely unlikely he'll be on top come Friday's official countdown.

It also means that Matt is unlikely to ever get to Number 1 with his winner's single, becoming only the second X Factor champ to miss the top spot after Louisa Johnson last year.

But while Matt is out of the race for the Christmas Number 1, his fellow X Factor stars Little Mix are still in with a shot.

OfficialCharts.com report that three acts are battling it out at the top with reigning Number 1 single Rockabye by Clean Bandit currently on course to take the title.

The song, which has been Number 1 for the past six weeks already, is dominating streaming figures.

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man's Human, which was boosted up the charts after Emily Middlemas showcased the song on The X Factor this year, is currently less than 4,000 sales behind.

Little Mix are still in the race in third place with Touch, but face a tough task of overcoming Clean Bandit at the summit.

Meanwhile, the usual charity singles and novelty Christmas Number 1 campaigns have all failed to make any impact.

London Hospices Choir’s The Living Years is hanging in the Top 40 at Number 33, failing to replicate the success of the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir who achieved Number 1 last year.

You Can’t Always Get What You Want by Friends Of Jo Cox is at Number 59 while Our Superhero (A Christmas Wish) by Liv ‘N’ G is at Number 100.

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