1D beat Bieber to calendar top spot

One Direction's calendar is the best seller of the year again

One Direction have left Justin Bieber trailing in second place on the chart of this year's best-selling calendars.

The boy band topped the list for a second year running, while their friend, Canadian heartthrob Justin is runner-up in a sales chart compiled by retailer HMV and official calendar maker Danilo Promotions.

Bronze medal-winning Olympic diver Tom Daley is the highest new entry in the list, in third place.

Comic character Keith Lemon - created by Leigh Francis - is at number four, after making his movie debut this year. He is four places higher than his glamorous love interest from the film, Kelly Brook, who makes her official calendar chart comeback.

Sir Cliff Richard, a regular best-seller, slipped from last year's number two to six.

Sales of 2013 calendars are said to be up 10 per cent, mainly on the strength of One Direction's popularity. In fact 1D are outselling the rest of the top 10 combined.

HMV merchandise buyer Craig Dodds said: "One Direction topped the Calendar Chart for 2012, and it looks like they have no competition, though HMV are experiencing a demand for Tom Daley's raunchy debut calendar this week, so we may well see a festive surge from him too."

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