The One and Only Cilla Black

An old ITV favourite is looking likely to do battle with the latest ITV singing star as bookies put the late Cilla Black up against this years The X Factor winner for the UK’s festive number one.

The winner of this year’s X Factor will face fierce competition for Christmas number one, after an online campaign for Cilla Black to take the top spot was started shortly after the singer and television personality’s death last month in Spain aged 72. Fans of the Liverpool born singer are hoping to get her second 1960s number one ‘You’re My World‘ to the top of the singles chart this year. It topped the charts in 1964, following the success of her first number one ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’. Cilla has also had album chart success in the past few weeks with her ‘Very Best Of…’ album topping the charts in the week following her funeral.

Black first hosted a TV series for the BBC in 1968 and was rarely off screens thereafter. Her best known shows were for ITV with Surprise Surprise (1984-01) and Blind Date (1985-03) being her most popular offerings.

Paddy Power is offering 4/1 that Cilla will take the charts at Christmas, while it’s 10/1 that One Direction will spoil The X Factor party. Dubbed the ‘Jay-Z and Beyoncé of the Big Brother house’ by Fatman Scoop, the bookmaker is also offering 66/1 that Stevi & Chloe-Jasmine’s debut duet will make it to X-mas number 1.

“I’d love to see Cilla Black surprise everyone and blind side the X-Factor.” – Paddy Power spokesperson

The One and Only Cilla Black ITV

UK Christmas No 1 2015

1/4 X Factor Winner
4/1 Cilla Black
10/1 One Direction
16/1 Calvin Harris
20/1 Zayn Malik
25/1 Little Mix
25/1 Miley Cyrus
25/1 Taylor Swift
66/1 Stevi & Chloe-Jasmine
100/1 Cliff Richard

Cilla Black performs Liverpool Lullaby on The One and Only Cilla Black for ITV

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