How things can chance in a week – the Pop Idols are currently fifth place in
the running for Christmas number one. Midweeks suggest The Darkness will top
the chart, although Gary Jule’s version of ‘Mad World’ is a close second. Current number one Ozzy and Kelly are currently third place followed by Avid Merrion.
Bookies are now desperately hoping The Darkness are number one because of
the odds being offered on Gary Jules back in November. Ladbrokes spokesman
Warren Lush: “It would be a disaster for bookmakers if Gary Jules gets to
number one. He was 50/1 back in November and 2/1 now. This is the biggest
gamble on a Christmas number one contender we’ve ever seen.”