Get his Noddy out

Since Simon Cowell’s pop dictatorship began at the beginning of the noughties, the once loved race to be the Christmas No.1 has been a predictable battle between the X-Factor’s winner’s song and er, the X-Factor’s winner’s song. But this year looks to be shaping up nicely.

With a Facebook campaign to get Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing In The Name Of’ to this year's festive Top Of The Pops picking up steam, Noddy Holder has also laid down his gauntlet (pun intended), claiming he’ll whip out his meat and two veg if his 70s classic ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’ beats the X-Factor to No.1.

‘It's generally some big middle-of-the-road ballad type of song that they do as their first release,’ said the legendary mutton chopped Noddy to Spinner.

‘There's no experimentation at all, there's nothing new in it. These records they release, they could have been released 30 years ago and they would have found a place there just the same. They're not moving forward and they're not giving off-the-wall acts the chance, they're all very safe and middle-of-the-road. The chase for fame overshadows the thirst for music.’

Talking about a Slade re-release he added; 'If 'Merry Christmas Everybody' beats the X Factor winner to number one, I will stand on top of Broadcasting House and get my c**k out for all the world to see'.

Noddy, we love you, but maybe not that much.

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