Robbie Williams insisted he doesn’t stand a chance of nabbing the Christmas number one spot with his new festive songs despite being hotly tipped by bookies. With the release of his new Christmas album, The Christmas Present, he has plenty of potential chart-toppers out there which could take the coveted Christmas number one title. However, Robbie himself has little faith in it happening.
“I don’t know how they think that’s going to happen,” he said of bookies’ odds. “My audience don’t stream.
“If people don’t know at home, the charts are mainly about streaming,” he told Smooth Radio.
“It’s really messed things up, really. It makes it almost impossible to break the top 20, for a middle-aged artist. I wish it was different. It’s not,” he added.
“If there were still physical sales, I think I’d be in with a shout,” Robbie explained. “But it’s streaming. So, I don’t think I will be.”
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Robbie Williams: Christmas songs won't get to number one, according to the popstar (Image: GETTY)
Robbie Williams: He said he doesn't stand a chance of getting Christmas number one because of streaming (Image: GETTY)
“I wouldn’t put your money on it, but hey, it could be a Christmas miracle.”
According to Ladbrokes, Robbie’s chances of getting the Christmas number one spot are currently 5-1, right behind frontrunner Lewis Capaldi on 3-1.
Hot on his heels is Stormzy, whose new album Heavy Is The Head comes out next Friday, priced at 6-1 and George Michael on 8-1.
The current chart-topper Tones and I come in at 8-1 as well.
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Coral also have Robbie at 5-1 behind