CHEF COOKING WITH SPICES?

Fat Les odds lengthen, but CHEF looks set to give them a run for their money...

THE SPICE GIRLS are still the bookie’s favourites for the coveted Christmas number one slot at 4-9, though CHEF (ISAAC HAYES, from South Park) is catching up fast at a tasty 12-1, with ALBERTA, FAT LES and ROBBIE WILLIAMS all trailing at a feeble distance.

Latest odds from bookmakers William Hill are as follows:

SPICE GIRLS 4-9 favourites

JANE MCDONALD 4-1

CHEF (ISAAC HAYES) 12-1

ALBERTA 14-1

ALIEN VS 3 DEGREES 14-1

B*WITCHED 14-1

FLUSH VS SLADE 16-1

BILLIE 25-1

BOYZONE 25-1

FAT LES 25-1

MARIAH CAREY & WITHEY HOUSTON 25-1

AQUA 33-1

CLIFF RICHARD 33-1

JOHNNY & DENISE 33-1

ACE OF BASE 50-1

ALL SAINTS 50-1

BING CROSBY 50-1

ROBBIE WILLIAMS 50-1

TROUBLE 50-1

BARE FOOT MAN 66-1

BRYAN ADAMS & MEL C 66-1

CHARLOTTE CHURCH 66-1

EMILIA 66-1

EMMA 66-1

JAY-Z 66-1

THE FOUNDATIONS 66-1

THE GOLD TOPS 66-1

THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH 80-1

BONK BONK BONK 80-1

CELINE DION & R KELLY 80-1

JODE FEATURING YO HANS 80-1

CHER 100-1

F!VE 100-1

MADONNA 100-1

MANIC STREET PREACHERS 100-1

THE ARTIST 100-1

DES LYNAM 150-1

ELECTRASY 150-1

SHANIA TWAIN 150-1

nme.com tipster’s tip: CHEF look’s very very tempting at 12-1 and well worth a fiver of anyone’s money. Unfortunately, this isn’t a situation where there are any runners up and THE SPICE GIRLS are looking unstoppable. Click back next week for odds update.

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