Odds for Ed Sheeran to be Christmas number one dramatically cut

Odds for Ed Sheeran to be Christmas number one dramatically cut

Ed Sheeran returned to social media this morning with a bizarre post sending fans into hysterics

Ed Sheeran shocked his loyal followers when he returned to social media after a year’s break from both Twitter and Instagram. Millions of people woke to a post from Ed, but there was no message saying ‘I’m back’ by Ed, instead the musician posted a very confusing blue rectangle.

Nobody expected Sheeran to be active on social media in 2016 after he announced he was taking a break from all platforms exactly a year ago. With plenty of speculation surrounding what this could mean, some fans believe this is the return of Ed and some predict a single or even a third album could be imminent.

The potential return of Ed Sheeran has caused a massive shift in the Christmas number one market. Ed was 100/1 to land the top spot this morning but the ginger musician is now as short as 10/1 with one bookmaker. The intriguing social media return has triggered Oddschecker users to get on the bigger prices whilst they’re still available, with 38% of bets placed today on the market being on Ed Sheeran.

The favourite remains Matt Terry, with a song written by Sheeran, following his X Factor win.