X Factor winner Matt Terry battles with One Direction members and Taylor Swift for Number One

Will 'When Christmas Comes Around' reach the chart summit?

X Factor winner Matt Terry is battling with former One Direction members and Taylor Swift for this week’s UK Number One single.

His single ‘When Christmas Comes Around’, penned by Ed Sheeran, will make its first impact following its release tonight (December 12).

The 23-year-old waiter beat Finnish singer Saara Aalto to clinch the title at Wembley Arena after he performed Randy Crawford’s 1980 hit ‘One Day I’ll Fly Away’.


Many fans were delighted by Terry’s victory saying it was “well deserved” and they were “so proud”.

Others criticised his win and the show for churning out another predictable winner.

He faces competition from Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik’s brand new track ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’, which is currently at Number 5 in the midweek charts.


The song is taken from the upcoming Fifty Shades Darker film, which will hit cinemas in February 2017.

Louis Tomlinson’s debut solo single ‘Just Hold On’ is also in the running at Number 21 after just one full day on sale.


Meanwhile, Taylor Swift has been confirmed for her own TV show – and is said to have spent the last few months in the recording studio working on her new album.

Ryan Reynolds has also explained why he looked like “a man whose soul is visibly exiting this earth” in a photo taken at Swift’s 4th of July party earlier this year.

The Deadpool actor was among many famous faces at Swift’s party in the summer. Este Haim, St Vincent, Cara Delevingne and Tom Hiddleston were all in attendance.

He said: “That’s a problem I’ve had all my life. If I’m not aware a photo is being taken, my natural resting face is one of a man dying.”

“I had no idea somebody was taking a photo. Therefore I was resting comfortably in my persona of a man whose soul is visibly exiting this earth,” he added.