TOWIE To Take On X Factor In Xmas No.1 Battle

The battle to become the next dire Christmas number one has begun.

For the last few years the number one spot tends to have been dominated by Simon Cowell’s latest protégé, but this year’s top spot could be more Essex Factor than X-Factor.

The The Only Way is Essex cast are reportedly planning to release their own Christmas single, thereby initiating a chart battle between the two reality shows.

In 2009 Facebook users succeeded in getting Rage Against the Machine to number one instead of Geordie sweetheart, Joe McElderry.

But we doubt that campaign would attract the same sort of music fans as the Essex crew…

Stars such as Kirk Norcross, Lauren Goodger, Lydia Bright, Joey Essex, Mark Wright and James Argent are said to have booked studio time for later this week, when they will all lend their vocals to the new song, which they hope will reach the number one spot in the Festive charts next month.

It is claimed that the team are hoping to record Wham’s classic, ‘Last Christmas’ and are currently trying to land the rights to record a nother version of the popular ballad.

A source told The Sun: “TOWIE have done a deal with Universal Records to release a Christmas single. The cast are really excited.â€?