The bookies add 'Teenage Kicks' to the list...

JOHN PEEL’s all-time favourite song is a contender for the coveted Christmas Number One slot.

‘Teenage Kicks’ by Undertones has been added to the list of those likely to hit the top spot by bookies William Hill.

Despite the fact record company EMI are currently undecided over whether to re-release the track, William Hill have the track as the fourth favourite with odds of 14/1.

Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams said: “Over the last few days we have been repeatedly asked if we will be offering any prices on Undertones being a Christmas hit. It is a tribute to Peel’s popularity that music fans are making so many enquiries.”

The latest odds for the Christmas Number One are (without Band Aid 3):

Ronan Keating & Cat Stevens (9/4)

Ricky Gervais & Noel Gallagher (12/1)

Robbie Williams (12/1)

The Undertones (14/1)

Kylie Minogue (14/1)

Tony Christie (14/1)