TOWIE stakes claim on Christmas hit
Published 10/11/2011 | 12:31
The Only Way Is Essex stars are planning to make their mark on the Christmas charts with their charity single Last Christmas.
The cast members of the Bafta-winning ITV2 show, including Joey Essex and Jessica Wright, bring festive cheer with their cover of the Wham! hit - while Yazz And The Plastic Population's The Only Way Is Up has been recorded on the B-side.
"It's something different for us and the cast is all together. It's a lot of fun. If it goes to number one, well, it's gonna be crazy," said Joey.
Jessica added: "It's really exciting. I love singing, it's always been one of my dreams. Everyone's getting in the Christmas spirit."
One hundred per cent of the profits from the single, which will be released on December 18, will go to Text SANTA, a new charity set up by ITV to raise money and awareness for various charities including Crisis, Samaritans and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Bookmakers Ladbrokes have already offered odds of 6/1 for the TOWIE cast to hit the number one spot, while X Factor frontrunner Marcus Collins is the current favourite to take the Christmas crown at 3/1.