Bookie slashes odds on Rubberbandits to be Christmas Number 1

A comedy hip-hop act from Limerick is threatening to steal this year’s Number 1 spot in the Irish Christmas singles chart.

A comedy hip-hop act from Limerick is threatening to steal this year’s Number 1 spot in the Irish Christmas singles chart.

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power make The Rubberbandits just 5/4 to pip the ‘X Factor’ winner to the post with their new single ‘Horse Outside’.

The duo, who conceal their identity on stage and in interviews by disguising their faces with plastic bags, are becoming increasingly popular, so much so that their cult following have even set up a Facebook page to encourage people to help get the act to number one.

Followers are being urged not to buy the song until December 19 for it to count in the Christmas charts.

Sharon McHugh, spokesperson for Paddy Power said: “It’s a lot easier to get a single to Number 1 in Ireland. An Irish Xmas No.1 needs only a fraction of the amount of sales a UK one does, so the Rubberbandits could just pull off the biggest steal of their lives!”

Meanwhile, the soon-to-be ‘X Factor’ winner is just 4/7 to top the UK charts this Christmas.

Irish Christmas No.1 single odds:

4/6 ‘X Factor’ 2010 winner

5/4 The Rubberbandits

6/1 Shane MacGowan and The Priests

8/1 The Trashmen

10/1 Take That

12/1 Westlife

16/1 Jedward

20/1 John Cage

25/1 Mariah Carey

25/1 Cheryl Cole

25/1 Shakira ft. Dizzee Rascal

33/1 Bryn Terfyll and Bing Crosby

33/1 Michael Jackson

40/1 Kylie Minogue

40/1 Katy Perry

40/1 JLS

40/1 Boyzone

50/1 Kings of Leon

50/1 Joe McElderry

50/1 Tinie Tempah

66/1 Pixie Lott

66/1 Lady Gaga

80/1 Cee Lo Green

100/1 Susan Boyle

100/1 Wham

100/1 Nadine Coyle

UK Christmas No.1 Single odds:

4/7 X Factor 2010 winner

11/4 The Trashmen

4/1 John Cage

8/1 Gamu Nhengu

8/1 Ellie Goulding

12/1 Take That

12/1 Captain Xander Rawlins

20/1 Bryn Terfyll and Bing Crosby

25/1 Shane MacGowan and The Priests

33/1 Shakira ft. Dizzee Rascal

33/1 Michael Jackson

33/1 Susan Boyle

40/1 JLS

40/1 Pixie Lott

40/1 Tinie Tempah

50/1 Cheryl Cole

50/1 Katy Perry

50/1 Mariah Carey

50/1 Charlotte Church

50/1 Jedward

50/1 Metallica

50/1 Usher

50/1 Leona Lewis

50/1 Boyzone

50/1 Cee Lo Green

50/1 Electric Six

50/1 John Lennon

50/1 Chelsea Pensioners

50/1 Lady Gaga

66/1 Kings of Leon

66/1 Westlife

66/1 Joe McElderry

66/1 Alexandra Burke

66/1 Diana Vickers

66/1 Pulp

66/1 Rick Astley

80/1 Kylie Minogue

80/1 Justin Bieber

80/1 Alesha Dixon

80/1 Shayne Ward

80/1 Cliff Richard

80/1 Harry Hill

80/1 Wham

100/1 Bon Jovi

250/1 Nadine Coyle

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