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'Somethin' Stupid' and 'Swing When You're Winning' could top single and album charts respectively...

Robbie Williams is on course to be Number One in both the single and album charts this coming Christmas, according to experts.

With Robbie Williams‘ album of big band covers, ‘Swing When You’re Winning’, is currently at the top of the UK album charts, and his duet with Nicole Kidman, ‘Somethin’ Stupid’, is the bookmakers’ favourite to be the top single this Christmas.

Robbie Williams is set for a double not seen since 1996, when the Spice Girls topped the album charts with ‘Spice’ and the singles charts with ‘Two Become One’.

A spokesperson for HMV in London commented: “Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman’s cover of Nancy Frank Sinatra‘s ‘Somethin’ Stupid’ has all the elements of a successful Christmas Number One – novelty, hype, office-party sing-along-ability and star quality appeal. Most importantly, it also has excellent timing! The single is released with just two weeks to go to the final chart.”

The final Christmas charts will be announced on December 23, and NME.COM will bring you the final result as it is announced at 7pm.