The Wealdstone Raider set to crash Christmas Top 5

There’s no stopping YouTube sensation The Wealdstone Raider as Got No Fans bulldozes a further eight places north overnight to enter the Top 5 in the race to become this year’s Official Christmas Number 1.

The Wealdstone Raider – real name Gordon Hill –has now overtaken pop juggernauts One Direction, Take That and Taylor Swift, to gatecrash the Top 5 today ahead of the 2014 Official Christmas Number 1 being crowned on Sunday.

Based on sales and streams up to midnight last night, Got No Fans has now reached Number 5, after appearing in the Top 40 for this first time just two days ago.

The Wealdstone Raider shot to fame on YouTube after mocking his football rivals’ lack of fans and threatening to “give some” to an opposition fan. Laying down his Christmas Number 1 challenge to Simon Cowell, the plucky underdog told the Daily Mirror, “Simon Cowell, I’m after you. I want it. You’ve got no fans. I’m coming for Christmas Number 1. Simon Cowell do you want some? I’ll give it to you!”

X Factor winner Ben Haenow continues to top the chart with Something I Need, trailed by Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk FT Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud and Olly Murs’ Up FT Demi Lovato. Speaking exclusively to OfficialCharts.com about The Wealdstone Raider, a humble Haenow commented “I haven’t heard the song yet but I’ve heard of the Wealdstone Raider and seen the clip! If I lost out to him or Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars… even to be in the running against both of those is an incredible place to be. I’m really grateful.”

See the full Official Christmas Singles Chart Top 10 as it currently stands below:

1 SOMETHING I NEED BEN HAENOW
2 UPTOWN FUNK MARK RONSON FT BRUNO MARS
3 THINKING OUT LOUD ED SHEERAN
4 UP OLLY MURS FT DEMI LOVATO
5 GOT NO FANS WEALDSTONE RAIDER
6 BLANK SPACE TAYLOR SWIFT
7 THESE DAYS TAKE THAT
8 NIGHT CHANGES ONE DIRECTION
9 GO ALL NIGHT GORGON CITY FT JENNIFER HUDSON
10 ALL ABOUT THAT BASS MEGHAN TRAINOR

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The Official Christmas Singles Chart Top 40 will be counted down on BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart show with Scott Mills and Jameela Jamil between 4 and 7pm this Sunday December 21, with the full Top 100 posted on OfficialCharts.com at 7pm.